Monday, January 20, 2014

Matching Issues/Super Bowl Match-up

I've been on the latest online dating site for a little over a week now and I'm not having the kind of luck I expected.  Actually, I guess it IS what I've come to expect.  The only women that seem to be interested in me are the exact opposite of who I'm looking for.  It's almost like a bad joke.  I've laid out in my profile who I'm looking for, and it's as if these women are completely ignoring it.  I just can't figure it out.  Then there are the ones that I am attracted to.  I've attempted to contact nine women who fit the criteria that I'm looking for in a match.  Not one has returned the communication.

I'm a fairly intelligent guy.  I'm not ugly.  I'm above average, in my opinion.  Yes, I have my issues, but I'm not advertising them.  I've been told by women whose opinions I respect that I'm a catch.  Heck, I've been married, happily married, in fact, though I've got that widower stigma attached to me.  I'm a father, so I'm not scared of kids.  What is there that's not to like?

So I'm second guessing everything.  Maybe it is the widower stigma.  Maybe it is the fact that I'm a father.  Is it the facial hair?  Do my ears stick out to far?  Are my eyes too squinty?  Are my feet too big?  Is it because I bite my nails during sporting events?  Is it because I'm a Pittsburgh sports fan?  Am I just too picky???

I don't know anymore.  Sadly, I've paid for a six-month subscription, so I'm going to have to live with this until July... or consider it a loss.  Look out, ladies!


Though I didn't get the chance to watch either of the championship games yesterday, I was happy with the results.  I'm not exactly a big Broncos fan, nor do I care for the Seahawks.  But Super Bowl match-ups are measured by the team's success in the Big Game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers record six Super Bowl wins.  The 49ers have been sitting at 5 wins for quite a long time, but I certainly don't want to see them tying the Steelers record.  The Patriots have had a lot of success over the past dozen years, and they are one of the Steelers hated rivals, so I don't want them winning, either.  The Broncos won a few Super Bowls in the 90s, and the Seahawks played in one but lost to my Steelers, so seeing these two teams play, and knowing one has to win, will have almost zero impact on the Steelers record.

With all of that established, I'm rooting for the Broncos since I'm an AFC guy.  I actually like Peyton Manning as a player, though I think he's totally over-saturated in the media.  He's the pitch man for everything from pizza to banking.  He's practically the face of the NFL.  The Broncos have an exciting offense and you get the feeling they should be able to move the ball against just about any team.

I still don't care for the Seahawks, even though the Steelers beat them back in Super Bowl XL, in January, 2006.  It's the fact that the Seahawks team, coach, and fans still blame the officials for their loss in that game.  They still complain about it. They totally discount the Steelers play in that game, and the fact that the game wasn't even close for most of it, regardless of the officiating.  I hope the officials call a great game and the Broncos win big.  Maybe that will put it to rest.

So I'm off to bed, hoping for a blizzard tomorrow!

Have a great evening, everyone!

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