Okay, so I said I was gonna quit the Internet dating scene. I changed my mind. I got 6 free months on Match.com, so I just figured I would do even more experimenting. I ended up spending maybe two hourscrafting a new profile. A new approach for a new year. I’ll also have to be put up some photos after I get my haircut tomorrow. It would be a rather shocking if I showed up with medium-length slicked back hair (sort of like Sylar’s haircut in the latest episodes of Heroes) as opposed to my old crew cut.

Now, I don’t do the whole New Year’s Resolutions thing, and I don’t really think a new year as a fresh start. Even so, it’s interesting that I ended up actually doing something for the new year. But then again, the change in hairstyle was from October or so. I thought that it was time to dress it up a little. My hair I mean. No sense in having short hair. It’s not like I’m in the Army. I thought about my personality and what I am at the moment. I figured, why not embrace the image of a writer?So yeah, new year means a new dating profile, new photos, and new haircut. Frankly, I’d like to wait as long as possible before cutting my hair. That was one of the reasons I wanted to grow out my hair anyway: a crew cut ideally must be maintained every two and a half weeks or so. Beyond that, frizzy little hairs ruin the distinctively clean silhouette of a crew cut. I also used the opportunity to go find a different barber. The way I also figured was that a new barber would not fall back into old habits. My old barber always had a tendency to cut the left part of my hair a little shorter than the right side. Though it wasn’t that noticeable when the haircut was fresh, it became more and more apparent the longer my hair grew.I feel kind of bad for switching: I’ve been going to the same barber for half of my life. I normally am a big supporter of customer loyalty. The worse part is that I walk by the barber shop every time I walk to the train station, though it’s across a busy street. But I don’t know…I found a place that’s cheaper and closer to me. I suppose what I’ll do is return to the new barbershop that first cut my hair into this new style. Give them another chance. If I like the results, then I will stay with them. If not, I’ll return to my old barber.

On another note, I’d like to find a quote unquote hair stylist. I wouldn’t mind paying good money for a good haircut. With longer hair comes longer gaps in between haircuts. I could afford it. But most importantly is the satisfaction of my haircut. I have always been an advocate of the idea that you get what you pay for. We’ll see.