Meeting peopleToday's Times Styles has an article about dating bloggers. Or even being friends with a blogger. Everything is fair game. But the bigger question is when do you tell that new potential friend or boyfriend/girlfriend you even have a blog, especially one that is confessional in nature.

As I was saying to Dahl the other evening about whether or not to tell some about your blog (after getting over the hump of explaining just what a blog is), "It's like asking 'When do I introduce the crazy?'" It's one thing if the person you're dating Googles you, it's another to basically say, "Here's my history of neuroses - have fun reading before our next date." On the one hand, the date is fully aware of your problems - this could become a self-selecting process where you end up with someone who can really stick it out. On the other hand, the date is fully aware of your problems - this could become a self-selecting process where you end up with someone who is very manipulative and sick.

Gothamist tends to veer on the side of being circumspect when discussing personal matters, but sometimes there's interest in knowing more. Choire's life and blog seem to be seamless, as evinced by his taking advantage of play from his Times mention. Gothamist was mentioned in the Times, too, but as Gothamist's resident singleton, I'm sticking with generalized observations about dating, versus getting into the nitty gritty of dates. For now.