I've been pretty active the past couple of months, so this weekend I decided I'm not doing ANYTHING. It happens to me sometimes, I just can't tolerate people's faces anymore, so I hibernate for a few days to recoup. I have to say, Lifetime was on FIRE yesterday. They played the Hilary Swank "I beat my mom" classic Terror In The Family. How in the hell did she go from this shit to winning two Academy Awards? Next, one of my absolute FAVS, Family Sins with Kirstie Alley playing the stepmother from hell. And last but not least, that Jennifer Love Hewitt prostitution movie. But I digress...
Yesterday I was getting a little bored, so I downloaded Grindr on my phone. Yeah yeah, I know this shit has been around for ages, but I've avoided it because it's just not my style. For those who are completely tardy for the party, Grindr is an app you can download on your phone that shows you the nearest gay guys based on your GPS. You can message each other, set up a date (or more likely a fuck), etc.
Okay, moment of honesty, there are guys messaging me on Grindr that I would no doubt screw five ways to Sunday if I met them in real life. But I just can't do this online hookup thing! I don't know what it is... fear? Maybe I'm just old-fashioned? Maybe deep down I've gotten too happy being alone? Low self-esteem about my looks? My aversion to drama? All of the above? Who the frak knows... I just don't have the will/desire to follow through with one of these.
I did do an online hookup once that didn't go too well, so maybe that's it. It was a particularly horny time and all I kept meeting in real life was club/bar trash. Everyone was talking about the casual encounters section on craigslist (lmao, don't judge me!), so I figured what the hell... The encounter itself went fine, he was a nice looking guy, supposedly a mechanic (which is a turn on), he got off, I got off. He even came back in the morning for a repeat session. And then the shit hit the fan... we started talking afterwards and he told me he was married with two kids. I immediately felt like white trash and told him to leave. I can't stand drama and I've seen too many episodes of Forensic Files and Cheaters to get caught up in that kind of shit.
So, what do you guys think about Grindr/Manhunt/craiglist and the rest of their ilk? Am I over-thinking it? Have you had any experiences with it? I'm curious.