Men: submit your profile; women: answer the poll!

To those who found the time to check out Vera‘s radio show on Saturday where I was cohost, thank you! I had a great time hosting and I hope the show was interesting to listen to. The chatroom was hopping, and I felt bad that I couldn’t keep up with it while also speaking, but there were some funny moments in there. I wouldn’t be surprised if blogville’s next supercouple comes from the chatroom. If you haven’t heard the show and want to play it in the background while you get some work done, check it out by pressing play or here. A special thanks to Myne Whitman who took the time to listen to the show and send some kudos our way! I really appreciate the men who have taken the time to send an email to or used this contact form to let me know that they … Continue reading

GNG plays semi matchmaker

When I moved this blog from its old location here, one of the things I was able to add to the site was a page that allows readers to contact me without leaving a comment on a specific blog post. Since I’ve had the contact page, I have been messaged by men and women hoping that I have some matchmaking powers. Little do they know that I was hoping the contact page would allow me to find my own match! Anyway sha, I’m happy to help. Earlier this year I received a message from a guy who gave me some details about himself and I was able to connect him with someone in his geographical location who might be able to help him out and he’s now met a girl and proposed to her! Ok, fine, that hasn’t happened yet, but it’s only a matter of time, right? Back to … Continue reading

Thankful for our troops

As an immigrant in a new country, you have to get used to new holidays that you didn’t celebrate in your home country. Depending on your level of assimilation with the new culture, I guess you may or may not really be impacted by what the holidays stand for. I’m not sure why but this year, I was especially touched by Remembrance Day in Canada (Veterans Day in the USA) that is celebrated on November 11 of every year to remember the troops that died in various wars over the past 80 or so years. Canada has been participating in the current war for a while so it’s not like this is the first Remembrance Day where our troops are at war, but this one hit me more strongly than usual. Maybe it’s because I read the local and national news a bit more diligently, and not a day goes … Continue reading

Types of online (or virtual) dating

So I’m back as promised with more on online (or virtual) dating. Before I continue, have you: Gone to Vera’s site and voted (the poll’s in the top right corner of her site) for the response that best reflects your position on Virtual Dating? Gone to the radio show’s site and set up a reminder for yourself so you don’t miss the show (near the top of the page, in the middle, there’s a checkbox you can select to get a reminder)? Left a question in the comments for me or for Vera regarding the show? Like I said before, there’s no reason to be shy. If you don’t have a question, feel free to share your experience with online dating or that of a friend…or a “friend” ;) Come back here in two days, where I will give those who are interested in trying out online dating some ideas … Continue reading

Online dating: not just for geeks anymore

When you think of online (or virtual) dating, what comes to mind? Two geeks afraid to see the light of day, typing on their computers? An option for the hideous alone? Something to be ashamed of? People lying about their identities and not being who/what they say they are? Cyber sex? Depending on your experience with online dating or what you’ve heard from those who have done it, all of the above and more could be used to define online dating. But as more people become connected to the internet worldwide, the perception of online dating is changing. Right now, in many parts of the world, online dating is an accepted way of meeting people, and it’s no longer shocking to find out that your colleague, hairdresser/barber or friend is registered with a dating site or has met a significant other online. And think about it: online dating is just … Continue reading

Thankful Thursday – the “ko le baje” edition

This week I’m thanking God for: allowing the three people closest to me who needed to get the swine flu vaccine to get them, and in two of the three cases it really was a case of divine favour. I was seriously saying “Thank God!” when I heard how it came about. Favoured Girl, and the way she regularly inspires me. We don’t talk often but every time we do I leave the conversation feeling so pumped and capable of doing anything. You can tell that God is at the centre of her life, and it’s great to see. She has a way of turning anything negative that I mention into stepping stones for a better me! Slowly but surely I’ll start thinking that way all on my own. I can’t wait! phone cards. I have been using them in alarming quantity lately and it’s far more economical than using … Continue reading