The “Truthiness” Behind Nanodating

Ok. This may sound silly. But I am rather pleased with myself today. When I started my blog about a year ago, it went through a number of name changes. This first was called “50 First Dates of a Woman Over 50”. But when I googled it, the only film “50 First dates” and my blog got buried.

So I created another blog. (At the time I didn’t realize I could simply change the name. A little slow… I know.) I wanted a keyword that would make it easier to find my blog.

I began pondering Stephen Colbert and how he gave birth to the expression “Truthiness“. I often found that inspiring and wondered if I could create a word that might catch on. OR at the very least, make my blog easy to find and/or remember. (Just FYI, while I think Colbert is witty and seems to be a totally charming as a person, I DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT POLITICS or the “talking heads” on the right or left sides.)

Stephen Colbert - Truthiness-8x6While contemplating my “magic word”, I was distracted by the flood of emails I received on Cupid after changing my profile. (…ADHD Poster child.) However my excitement was swiftly dashed when I took into consideration all the hopeful dates gone wrong.

I suddenly viewed my “would be missives” as a swarm, as described in Michael Crichton’s book “Prey”. (Love that book! ) “Prey” is about nanotechnology gone wrong. Naturally I saw a connection with all the dates that had gone wrong. And bingo! NANODATING WAS BORN!

I googled it to see what would pop up. There was a broken link to an NPR broadcast from the year 2000 on speed dating. There was also something in Chinese or Mandarin. Then there were a couple of articles on nano dating technology as it related to computers and physics as I recall.

I was free and clear! I recently googled it again. Not only is my blog the first thing that pops up, but I was tickled to see that there was an article in the Telegraph about Rihanna Nano-Dating!!!! Some use a hyphen, some use a space.  But when I created the blog,  I checked all the options and aside from the broken link to NPR from 2000, nothing regarding dating appeared.

Rihanna-Chris-Brown-900-600“What is unsettling about Rihanna, and more specifically about her relationship with Chris Brown, is the palpable sexual tension. They clearly can’t keep their hands off each other. It’s a pretty raw example of a human relationship and in the context of the Taylor Swift-Harry Styles type of career nano-dating patterns, in a way it’s quite strange to see a famous couple trying to figure something out in a messy, emotional and quite possibly utterly doomed manner – as she freely admits, it’s ‘not the cutest puzzle in the world’.”

Like I said, I know it’s silly. But I’m diggin’ it!

If I had Stephen Colbert’s platform,  I would be only too thrilled to correct people on the correct spelling of the word.

In the meantime, I will take comfort in knowing that (as a former producer of the comedy series “SCTV” once said of me)“She may come up with 100 ideas, 98 of which are total CRAP! But you have to listen anyway. Because one or two will be golden.”

Thanks as always for reading, sharing, following and/or commenting.
It’s a rainy day today. A good day to write!

Published by: JB chants

I was contacted by OkCupid a month after signing up, telling me I was in the top 5% response rate and asking my secret. I was stunned. I was in my 50's! Beats me! It's not as though I posted racy photos or I was plagued by blinding beauty! However it served it's purpose,in terms of finding dates,but finding a mate? Not so much. Along the way, I had some pretty nutty encounters, some more lethal than others. While my blog started as a retelling of these amorous tales, it's morphed into a myriad of stories, including many from my time on the planet. They range from working with the amazing Henry Winkler, auditioning for Nadia Boulanger, an attempted assault by one of Al Capone's retired former henchmen, and offering a homeless man (who was also a convicted murderer) a place to stay for the night. While most of this is older material but I'm considering penning epilogues or postmortems from my post pandemic, post #metoo perspective, as well as sharing more. So many stories to tell! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

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