I haven’t mentioned my eHarmony experience in a long time because…. well, there’s been nothing going on.
Of course, I’ve continued to pay for it, but I haven’t been checking into the site and I haven’t been very focused on the whole experience. With all the changes in my life over the past few weeks, dating hasn’t been high on the list.
One thing that was high on my list was looking at myself and how I view me. So much has changed over the past year and a half. The way I physically feel, the way I mentally feel, and even my posture (so I’ve been told.)
I hadn’t been crazy about my eHarmony experience as of late…. and then it dawned on me! I took my “personality profile” test like 2 1/2 years ago. That might be part of the problem.
After this lightbulb went off, I emailed eHarmony and asked them if I could reset my match criteria and start over. I explained that I had some significant life changes that happened over the past year, which could be impacting to my profile. eHarmony responded back that they’d be happy to let me take the profile again.
Three Weeks Later…
Late Saturday night, I finally took the test. And, I have to say it was VERY eye opening. As I answered questions about how confident I am about myself, my appearance, my lifestyle, I quickly realized that my profile had NOT reflected the new me. It had likely reflected the OLD me… but she’s gone and we need to match up NEW me!
After answering hundreds of questions about my preferences and personality, I got a brand-spanking new profile. I also added some updated pictures of myself (including the pic of me and my painting below from the fashion show I went to on Friday night.)
eHarmony even went ahead and searched for new matches for me. Now, I already had 353 waiting for my review (sigh…) but the new ones that come in are the ones I’m going to be paying close attention to.
How about this, friends… I’ve been getting SOOOO many more communications since the update. Now, it’s only been since Saturday, but there’s been lots of available men reaching out through the system. I’ve had THIRTEEN men request communication. Usually, I have 13 people reach out over a month or two’s time. Seriously.
Now, not all of them match my criteria (I’m not a HUGE fan of the obsessive pet lover and uber-outdoorsiness)… but it’s nice to have matches and interest. What this means is that I’m getting closer to meeting HIM.
Just thought I’d keep you posted. As fun things materialize, you know I’ll let you know…