My dad’s always said “Figure out what it is that you love and then figure out how to make a living at it.” Well, I love men. I love shoes. I love getting dressed up and as those of you reading this know, I love to date. As far as I can tell, there are two and only two ways to turn these sorts of “interests” into some form of gainful employment.
I could become an escort—a high priced call girl, if you will—or I could write a column.
I’m not sure that this was exactly what my dad had in mind—writing a bi-weekly column about online dating is a far cry from proper Pulitzer-worthy journalism—but it’s still pretty damn exciting. Plus, the only thing I enjoy more than writing about myself is writing about myself when I’m wearing heels and heading out to meet some handsome stranger in yet another fancy restaurant.
So I’m going back on Match.com (thank God! eHarmony is the pits) and for the sake of my new column, I’ll be registering for Zoosk, Plenty of Fish and OkCupid as well. I’ll be dusting off my old spreadsheet, updating my profiles and yes, I might even allow myself a new pair of stilettos to mark the occasion (although I did institute a shoe-buying moratorium after my last Nine West binge).
My column will be published every other Thursday afternoon at AOL City’s Best (check out the first installment!) And, if you like me or like laughing at/with me every morning while you drink your coffee, please comment directly on my column so that the folks over at City’s Best will know that I really am the next Carrie Bradshaw, albeit slightly smarter (I like to think) and not nearly as promiscuous as the SATC heroine.
Of course I’ll still be providing the full scoop, on a daily basis, right here at the soon-to-be-new-and-improved After I Quit My Day Job, so stay tuned, folks. It’s about to get interesting!
PS: If you’ve ended up way here by way of City’s Best, welcome! Check out the rest of the story from the beginning and enjoy!