Friday, July 24th, 2009
Online dating is a semi-weird thing that most people have tried at least once and very few are willing to admit to. And it’s sort of a shame that we don’t talk about it because, in all honesty, what could be more interesting to talk about than a massively awkward experience we’ve all been through?
LifeBytes: Real Stories of Online Dating is both a blog and an upcoming anthology of essays on the subject of online dating. Editors Sharon Sommerhalter and Mariann O’Connor are currently looking for stories ranging from the hilarious to the horrifying assuming they have a “unique voice and point of view.” Essays can be anywhere from 300 to 2000 words and will be accepted up until September 15, 2009. So why not reach into the dark nether regions of your psyche and dig up that horrible date story that you tried to convince yourself never happened? You might end up seeing your story on the printed page and, if nothing else, you can look forward to having a good laugh and/or cry.