Ummm...WHY are you doing this?

A few reasons. First, to amuse myself. For the past two years I've done Project 365 and while I've enjoyed it, my life just isn't exciting enough to chronicle on a daily basis. So this Project will be a good way to fill that void, I think.

More seriously, I'm sick of being single! I don't really think this is going to lead me anywhere, but it's a good start. My counselor (back when I thought I could afford to have a counselor) once said to me, "If you wanted a new job, you would probably spend at least an hour a day looking at ads, filling out applications, and interviewing. If you are serious about wanting a relationship, you need to put in the same amount of effort."

Wise words, albeit it challenging to accept. It seems like love just "happens" to people. When I think about the people I know who are married and/or in relationships, they all met through school, or church, or friends. They weren't looking for love. And people constantly say that when you stop looking for love, you'll find it. Well great, but I'm a little more proactive than that. So I feel like I need to put some effort into meeting more people if I'm going to find "the one."

Lastly, I'm not good at meeting people. I'm not terribly social and it's hard for me to go out all the time or strike up conversations with random people. I'm hoping this will help me to expand my horizons and not be terribly socially awkward all the time.

Are you willing to travel for a date?

Well sure, within reason! It would be a very expensive year if I went too far...Although that would be a pretty fantastic project. "52 Blind Dates in 50 States (and 2 territories)." It has a ring to it...

Anyway, distance isn't an issue for me, and I'm more than happy to have some of my dates be over Skype!

What happens if you meet someone early in the year that you're serious about?

Great! Then I quit this project and see what happens with that person. That would be awesome.

Where are you going to find all of these guys?

That's where you come in! Almost everyone has that one guy friend that's just so "nice" - You know the type. The guy that's kind of awkward-looking, but really funny, and decently intelligent. The kind of guy that's always being passed up. That's basically the male version of me, so send him my way!

If I have to resort to more desperate measures, like hiring male escorts or drugging random strangers on the street, I will. But let's try to avoid that until at least September. (That's a joke, I promise)


  1. Haha! I am going to keep commenting on your posts. I love this! I totally wrote about being proactive and putting in the effort in my post about finding the perfect cheeseburger! Good luck to you. http://wendiwheeler.blogspot.com/2009/08/perfect-cheeseburger.html

  2. Julie, I can't believe you have an FAQ page.

    Love, Your roomate.

  3. Hey Julie I can't believe people commented on patch saying you need to update your look. Haha you.look great though. & anyway having fun is more important than looking pristine.
    It might be fun to read about you tarting your self up for your next dates in response to this though?