As a 30-something, single female I’d like to settle down without having to settle for less. Shopping and wine nights are fun (even better if I can do them both at the same time) but I’m surrounded by married or happily married folks all day (btw there is a difference). The question I ask myself; “where’s that man with the 1950s style and charm?”
My dating sense has been influenced by an amazing father who had a ton of advice about the type of man I should marry. Dad (God rest his soul), always encouraged me to “be myself and life will happen.” Well, here I am being myself…
How does one adore the 1950s type man in the year 2014? Let’s see…
- Sexting vs. love letters
- Emoticons vs. flowers
- Take out and Netflix vs. dinner and a movie
Where do you look? Well…
- A bar (hated it!)
- Work (bad idea!)
- A best friend’s brother (me, he and the sister all broke up)
I bear some of the responsibility of the dating faux-pas. I probably watched one too many love stories. What a disappointment to learn that men don’t propose to you at the Eiffel tower!
So a new adventure begins…
Friends strongly encouraged (aka with excessive force) me to try online dating. They have my best interest at heart so I’ll give it a try. Hopefully, this will stop the chatter by the panel of married women during our famous “wine nights.”
Here’s the infamous feedback session aka “wine night”…
Newlywed friend: “Maybe I can fix you up.”
Divorced friend: “You should totally date a youngin’.”
Old married friend: “Remove all rings from your left hand, period.”
Me: “Seriously ladies, can we change the subject and talk about how Groupons have made all of our lives complete.”
Other married friend: “No we can’t, you need a man.”
Me: “Ok, time to get serious; let’s take a look at what’s out there.”
Some of the popular sites…Hmmmm
Plenty of Fish: Plenty of “tacky.”
E-harmony: Who has the time to answer ALL of those questions?
Match.com: Cute commercials, endorsed by Dr. Phil, a few trustworthy success stories. Let’s make this site a “maybe.”
Christian Mingle: Awww, most parents wish this site for their daughters.
MillionaireMatch: MY WISH!
I can only pick one, come back and read about it every other month. I’ll have more to share. Feel free to pass your thoughts to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: 1950s, 50's man, advice, be yourself, dating