Friday, October 19, 2007

Blogging and Dating Ethics

So lets say that I read a bunch of blogs... a looot of blogs... I have too much free time at work at times.

And as noted I am now single and looking around (browsing through Match and other big dating sites).

I see a picture that seems familiar. A quick click over to Bloglines to confirm my thought after I read her profile (which seems very familiar... everyone has a writing signature that when writing personal stuff is readily detectible after reading a few paragraphs). So I confirm that she is blogger that I have enjoyed reading.

Whats the ethics here? I know that it would make a poor opener when I send the email but assuming of course that my email doesn't disappear into the ether and I actually get a date, when would this come up? Just idle speculation at this point but...

2 comments:

DCBrownie said...

I would bring it up when you meet in person.

I recently had a situation where I met a guy on match and realized, in the course of our e-mail exchanges, that, in a couple of weeks, I would be starting work at the agency where he worked. I waited to tell him in person, thinking, why mention it at all if we never make it past e-mailing and phone calls. He was cool about us working at the same place and me not telling him until we met.

So, my advice is tell her early but not before meeting.

Kristin said...

Interesting dilemma. I say go for it. If/when you meet, say you know about the blog. I wouldn't let it be my opener, but I'm all about full disclosure. Maybe too much so...