About The Founder Of Offline Connections
In 2015, I became a single mom. At first, it was a relief. Very soon after, I realized I didn't want to be alone anymore.
Now what do I do?
I can't bring myself to walk into a bar and lets face it, do you really want to be with someone that hangs out in a bar? Not me, not at my age.
So I tried the whole online dating thing - everyone is doing it. Never found anyone ten years ago when I tried and I've never known anyone that it has worked for, but hey, what else can I do? I paid my monthly fees on my first dating site, and they asked me a million questions because that's how they find you a match. Then I start going through the profiles...ugh! It's like I'm shopping for a car. Too shiny, too sleek, too big, too small...really? Nothing hits me, nothing gets me excited. It seems every time I found someone interesting, they were over 50 miles away. So I thought, I will let the website pick one for me, after all I just spent all that time answering all the questions. Two days later they did pick some for me. Why did they send me the ones that they did? Because we both owned a dog! Did they match me up or my dog? Is it easier for my dog to get a date? Apparently so. Two weeks later and after emailing back and forth with a couple guys I meet them. First off, both said "wow, you really do look like your picture!" and then they tell me the horror stories of their online dating. I found myself more interested in their stories then in them. One guy told me the girl used her friends picture...ladies please!! Why would you do that? No seriously, can someone tell me why would you do that?
Soon, I found myself being on three different sites. Not to find someone anymore but to look at everyone trying so desperately to find love. Then I started researching how many single people are out there. You would not believe the numbers! There are so many of us, so why aren't we finding each other? Where is everyone? I really started getting upset about how much pain is out there. Yes, pain. Being alone on a daily basis, being invited to a friends party and you're alone. Going to a wedding with no plus one...that's painful. What can I do? How can I help?
Then it came to me, WE need to tell and show everyone we are single and looking for love. A pin! A pin with a recognizable logo, two lines that come together to make one. Now, I can go anywhere and I have the possibility of meeting someone single. Better yet, I will know right away if we have chemistry. It won't take two weeks of emails to make a date online just to find out you are not attracted to the person sitting across from you.
With your help we can revolutionize the dating world. We can make it easier and safer for everyone to find love.
Thank you for reading my story and I hope you find your love.