Work, and Other Life-Threatening Activities

I’ve been on a minor blogging hiatus for the second half of August as my day job starts up again. My “vacation” from blogging has made me think about something, though:

Do you ever take a vacation from online dating?

Is there a point where you say to yourself, “My life is too crazy right now, let me just hide my profile“?

Or do you just let things slide for a month or so while keeping the profile active?

Taking A Break – The Cons

  • You’re taking yourself off the market.  You may miss “the one”!
  • No dates, at least from your online dating profile.
  • Sometimes you need a date to keep your sanity when things get crazy.
  • If you’re paying for the service – it’s a waste of money to hide your profile!

Taking A Break – The Pros

  • If you’re too busy with work (or other life-threatening activities), you’re probably too busy to be in the right frame of mind for starting a relationship.
  • It’s good to take something off your plate once in a while so you have the energy to regroup and focus on your goals.
  • It’s good to step away for a while and come back with a fresh set of eyes.  You may come back with a different attitude that enables you to see something different in a profile you’d once skimmed over… or she may have freshened up her profile or posted a different picture, causing you to give her a second glance!

What do you think?  Is it better to pull yourself out of the game 100% if your life is hectic or better to check into your profile sporadically?

About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)

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