"I have set a goal for that I will go out on at least one date a week before my 25th birthday. This is an ambitious goal, and it means I have to be a little more bold than usual. Help a lady out! Ideally, I will find one guy. . . and date that same man each week, but I am up for an adventure. I am not looking for you to treat every time; we can split a bill. And a good date is not necessarily an expensive one. :)
I am 24, currently working in the education field. I have a Bachelors degree and am earning a Masters. Mostly, I just want to start making time for a social life. I live just south of Utah County, and am willing to drive to meet you in the middle. Let me know if you are interested."
I know. Perhaps even more awkward than my zipper down. Here's the thing, though: I received about 50 emails in response. No lie. It was shocking. Here is my theory on men (and I would love for someone to try to talk me into something different):
THEY LOVE TO HELP! Give them a goal, and they are all over it. Plus, there is no fear of commitment because its just one date. A lot of them responded with such words as, "That sounds great!" or "I would love to help you meet your goal." or "Name the time and place." I was so panicked with the response that I removed the craigslist post and didn't reply to any of them. Today, I received an email from someone in Mona, offering to meet me in Nortonville (halfway...) AWKWARD! He even asked if I "happened" to teach English, which basically means that he knew it was me.
So, my week was basically full of slip ups and uncomfortable moments. I would love it if you would send some advice my way!