What kind of feedback have you received from users of the site? People have noted how unique the site is in that it focuses not only on finding love but also securing a healthy lifestyle with the one you love.
I guess I should start dating, but the idea of Putting Myself Out There in That Way fills me with dread — blame it on a childhood where I was mocked for having crushes, followed by a post-childhood where dudes I felt sparks with would date other people because I was too chickenshit to make anything even resembling a move.
(The long-term relationship came about in a kind of roundabout way — the old “hanging out at the same bar turning into spending a lot of time together and then developing into a Thing after resistance on my part” plot. I haven’t even watched That Episode Of Louie because I feel like hearing the words in Sarah Baker’s monologue spoken aloud, instead of just in my head, will make me legit break down.
For those in the dating world who are working to lose weight or have lost a significant amount, what do you hope Weightless does for them that other websites do not?
My hope for Weightless is 3-fold; to create a means to find love through lifestyle parallels in weight loss by becoming a team, to challenge obesity by encouraging the emphasis on overall health within the relationships we seek, and to improve the criteria in which people use to pursue a significant other, therefore building longer lasting relationships.
Dear Polly, How do you make yourself ready to drop your defenses? I’m a single lady in my late 30s who has been pretty much on my own for the last few years, since my only long-term relationship broke up.