Suffice to say, when the end came I found myself at first truly uninterested in dating anyone, for any reason, I was that devastated. Lest you think my needs were strictly physical, I was actually looking to meet someone because I was lonely for the nurturing attention and consideration I missed that only a genuinely caring and nice woman can provide. I rarely see the inside of a real corporate environment. Which only suggested to me that the 1 million (give or take) purported members of the big Fish were doubtless cheapskates, further suggesting that the membership probably consisted mostly of men trying to get lucky on the cheap. Let’s say the typical online dating services don’t pop your cork. But if one looks closely at the statistics, the figures are typically quite small compared to the number of people who are actually signed-up members of any given online dating service.
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As someone recently thrust, kicking if not screaming, into the ranks of relationship-challenged singles, the subject of dating is timely for me. And it’s easy to do, and even, in a sort of twisted kind of logic, the thing TO DO if you hoped to meet someone ... I’m past the age where I enjoy going to nightclubs or bars hoping to meet my “next great love.” I only attend clubs to watch live music or dance ... Even when I was a nightly of the club scene, wherever I lived, I never came close to meeting a woman I harbored thoughts of marrying, or even dating seriously. So, where does that leave the lovelorn and libido-challenged? single or soon to be divorced, or thinking about divorce ..one wonders why more men don’t cop to that fact and storm this bastion of daily American life…
Having never actively dated in Memphis, where I now live, I find myself on its mean streets of social intercourse. anyone, you might actually be attracted to, and vice versa—sad, but true. For purposes of engaging in the horizontal mambo ... But dating with an eye to marriage or a long-lasting relationship?
Actually, I met my recent ex six years ago on a plane traveling from Las Vegas to Memphis where she lived and where I had a short layover on the way to my final destination of New Orleans. I work as a published freelance writer and filmmaker from the solitude of my own home. Well, there’s always the “alternative” dating sites. For those of you who like your potential dating partners swathed in black leather studded vests and gaucho pants or form-fitting rubber latex jumpsuits replete with six-inch-heeled thigh-high boots and wearing rhinestone-studded dog collars, then perhaps sites like Alt.com, Bondage.com, Adult Friend Finders.com, Fetlife, etc., will positively jettison your corks. And while I’m not George Clooney, I’m not chopped liver, either. I could go on ad nauseam about this subject, but the fact is the chances of you meeting the love of your life online are slim indeed and potentially dangerous considering the sick, seething collection of wackos operating with near-impunity on the Internet.
We dated long distance for about a year and a half until I finally bit the bullet and moved to Memphis to marry her. Therein, lies the rub, as dear old Willy Shakespeare had once famously written. I also worked part-time before and just after my divorce in the high tech field as a Mobile phone music software developer. A note: the only thing of value offered by Plentyof Fish was its price—free! Certainly, many of the more “traditional” dating sites claim any number of marriages as a result of meeting a partner online.
You’ll find another male genus altogether shopping at Fresh Market, Whole Foods, or Trader Joe’s.
I’m talking grocery stores like Krogers or Schnucks (a now-defunct Memphis chain). lol.) I'll speak more about my own personal experience in my next post.