This morning I was checking my email. Scanning everyone’s comments on recent posts and I came across something interesting. I received an email from a dating website I hadn’t heard of. They inquired if I would be interested in writing a sort of advice column for their site about dating and relationships. The person who sent it had referenced a few of my posts, In Defense of Casual Sex being the one he seemed most interested in. I reread the email, chuckling as I did so.
I emailed him a response suggesting that my offering dating advice seemed like the blind leading the blind but that if we could approach it from a “don’t do anything I would do” angle and I was permitted to approach it humorously I might be interested in responding to some reader questions. I haven’t received a response.
The idea of me giving dating advice, which I actually do a lot in my personal life, seems like the last thing any sane woman (or man) would want but apparently that isn’t the case. It could be a fun little experiment for me. It could be a good exercise in thinking outside my own experience and putting my own bumpy road into perspective for the sake of others.
Who would have thought that my lack of a love life, and ass backwards attempts to secure one could be useful? I seldom get past the first stage of dating and when I do the circumstances are never typical. What receiving that email really did for me was inspire me to really start thinking about writing a book which would very much be a “don’t try this at home” account of my own experiences. It has been suggested by friends for about a year now that I should write a manuscript. I always said I would someday but now I think it might actually be time to start.