As you know Readers, I have utilized the cyber world of online dating in the past as a way to meet single men. I’ve always looked at it as being very similar to the bar scene but, with a better weeding out process and sans alcohol to cloud the judgement (unless you’re into getting liquored up and perusing the internet for men, then by all means).
After an eight month hiatus from the online dating realm, I’m beginning to wonder what I ever saw in it. Sure, there are those annoying enticing little messages you receive notifying you that someone wants to meet you or has sent you a message so you log in and check only to find yet another message from some creepy guy asking if you would consider an open relationship with a married middle-aged cop. Seriously??!!
Where are all of the single, reasonably attractive, nice men? Is it true that they are either gay or taken? And if so, what’s a single girl in this city supposed to do? I mean sure, I have my cougar town boy toy, but his availability is sketchy and this single girl cannot live on beefcake alone. I need to fill my “me time” with variety damn it!
In the two and a half years that I’ve been single, not once has a friend tried to set me up with anyone. I’m not sure if this is because the majority (OK, damn near every single one) of my friends is happily married and primarily associate with other happily married couples or because they don’t want to pry. My 78 year old grandmother on the other hand recently tried to pimp me out to a “very nice occupational therapist” at her nursing home though. Thanks Grandma!