Some people have told me I’m an anomaly, for a mom.” Selena loves music and travel, and says “I’m part of a great social crew full of moms who regularly get together for VIP movie dates.”At the time that I met Kenneth online, I was communicating with a couple of other men from the same site and was actively but not exclusively dating.I instantly felt that I had so much more in common with Kenneth than the others. I was actually showing his pictures off to many of my friends, which I don’t normally do.We were having great conversations, which were witty, cute and frequent, through text messaging. All of my eggs were in Kenneth’s basket — I had us married before we even met!Kenneth told me that he had tickets to an event that I was also going to with some friends.The date: Phew, my date recognised me immediately – although it might have something to do with my distinctly coloured hair rather than an actual resemblance to my filtered pictures.Still, he didn’t seem too shocked when he first laid eyes on me, so I took that as a good sign.We agreed to meet at the intermission and have a drink. Read more: Dating Diaries: Date gets chewed out for under the table dealings He seemed like the whole package — until I slept over: Dating Diaries I thought he was the one, until he took a number two My friends thought my plan to meet Kenneth at intermission was hilarious.At the same time, he started planning to meet me for a real date about a week later and another event we were both interested in. Kenneth and I had been texting throughout the event, talking about how great the performer was and how nervous and excited we were to meet.
For good measure, I added a spritz of facial mist too.The follow-up: Considering there wasn’t much spark during our date, I half-expected him to ghost.But surprise, surprise – he texted me again soon after.What happens when you go on a date with no makeup on?For the sake of research, I went on two dates – one where I was wearing makeup and one where I was bare-faced – and here’s what happened to my self-esteem after.