It is nearly impossible to compete with other men on JDate. This is especially true when these men make outrageous claims about themselves. However, I am able to confidently tell women true facts about myself that cannot be refuted by research.
There’s nothing wrong with being a man with a Bachelor’s degree in History that does amateur stand-up comedy. Ladies, who aren’t single, ask your boyfriend/husband/fiancé to get up on stage in front of thirty drunken men that are upset that the Houston Texans just lost another game. Now try to make them laugh. Though I recently found out that this is almost impossible, as hardcore, grieving NFL fans do not care about your humorous adventures in dating, I at least try. It is often not fun or rewarding, but it does give me confidence in everyday situations that I didn’t know I had.
I’m no longer nervous about telling my boss to stop yelling at me. I’ve also lost the inherent fear of becoming a teacher. If I can stand up to angry adults, I can probably stand up to bored children. Though my stand-up routine is largely unusable in a classroom situation, I am not terrified of public speaking. My high school debate teacher once told our class that though he is very good at speaking in public, he still has a lifelong fear of public speaking. Though I would grow to be horrified by this warlock-like man, I now understand what he meant.