And, more maddening even, I chose to skip straight to email (supposedly an option) with another match since time is running out and any guy who claims to like Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series (I believe a rarity among men) deserves to at least have the means of finding my blog. Of course the means of finding my blog could end in him running far far away, screaming, but ... eh ... the faint of heart need not tarry too long. Therefore, I wrote an extremely witty (aren't I humble) email explaining a bit about myself and complimenting him on his reading choice then included information on how to find this site. I clicked send, happy in my decision. I was promptly redirected to the subscription page and a short note informing me that "email" is for subscribers only.
Um ... then don't include the link on my communication page and perhaps inform your newbies that "free communication" weekends mean your slower-than-papaw "guided communication" only.
I see your game, eHarmony. Lure me with the promise of free communication then purposefully make the process so painfully slow that, in order to actually have true communication with any of my "matches," I must become a paying subscriber. Evil, evil temptress.
Thus, I find myself waffling at the prospect of forking over nearly $140 (yuh-huh, that's what I typed) for three months of services at eHarmony. Match.com is less expensive. True, Match.com has not been successful for me recently (obviously), but spending twice as much in order to even see pictures of my matches gives me pause.
I'm even getting contrary results from the tried and (well, not so much) true methods of divination: the horoscope and uber-eery magic 8 ball. According to today's horoscope for we cancerous crabs:
If you are buying a lot of lottery tickets or engaging in some other kind of against-the-odds ventures, you need to spend your time and your money more wisely. Maybe you have reassured yourself by dwelling on the idea that someone has to win, but that isn't necessarily so. Although what you're going through now might not literally involve the purchase of lottery tickets, you could be taking some kind of risky venture way too seriously. You are a dreamer, Moonchild, but you can also be quite objective and practical. Now's the time to let your more stable side take control. [Emphasis added.]In contrast, I asked the Magic 8 Ball whether I would find "that special person" during the 3 months at eHarmony if I paid for the subscription. Answer:
Yes.Oh, the agony at times of having the ability to make my own freakin' decisions!
[Disclaimer: Yes, I realize just how asinine this dilemma is and that there are people in the world, the majority of the world's population in fact, who would relish making it rather than wondering how they will eat or where they will sleep. I am only silly, not hard-hearted.]
So, as the minutes tick away, I sit, sipping wine, and pondering the frivolity of this expenditure.
I highly doubt any decision will be made this night. Suggestions, wisdom, and wisecracks are welcome.