A man with a mullet, an attorney without a photo and a freak show who can't spell to save his life.
That is what is waiting for me in my online dating inbox.
I've only been on the site for a week. I know these things take time.
It's not like I would have any better luck trolling Cadillac Ranch/FBs/Nada/You Name It, right?
Valentine's Day can be hard on a single girl. That's why I am holing up in my apartment this evening, dinner for one by candlelight, complete with a good bottle of wine, a non-depressing, romantic movie, and my pajamas.
What... you married people would be so lucky to have an evening in.
Romance isn't something that should happen one day a year. In fact, I'd much rather a relationship where romance and love happens spontaneously, genuinely and frequently.
I know I'm not going to find the right match easily - online or in real life.
I happened to hit the town with a bunch of girls on Friday night. Dinner at Mr. Sushi and then dancing at Bartini. I don't really dig the meat/meet market that is Cincinnati's night club scene, but I DO love a good evening of burning up the dance floor. Thankfully one of the girls had the great idea of springing for Bottle Service.
Now, THAT is my idea of a night at the club.
What can I say? I am not a fan of hanging with the hoi polloi. I do not need to bump and grind with every Joe in the joint. These days, any night out on the town is just about hanging with your girls, not searching for Mister Right.
As a 30-something single chick, dating can be really tricky. A woman my age wants a man who has some street cred (i.e. - Does he have a reputation? Is it a good one? How many connections do you share mutually?), worldly experience (i.e. - Does he have a passport? Does he want to go places?) and an open heart.
The game of modern love is rough, rough stuff. For one, the number of available players has diminished significantly since college.
Sometimes it's good to be a free agent.
So Happy Valentine's Day, single people of the world. Feel free to take today off. But tomorrow - get back to it. And may you be victorious in your quest.
Hey! Cincinnati Profile has featured eight Single and Successful women of Greater Cincinnati, and I'm one of 'em! Feel free to check out my profile (and those of the other seven lovely ladies) and photo gallery here. All amazing photos by Neysa Ruhl.
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