Well, I'm still here making an effort and coming up short. I had two dates last month, both of which went no where. I met them both online. One seemed like a very nice guy, excellent manners, reasonably nice looking, but talked about money the entire. time. As in, "I went to a wedding 18 years ago that cost XX/plate," "When I redid my bathroom 5 years ago, I got 3 plumbing estimates that ranged from $XXX-$XXX, which is outrageous," "My brother paid $XXXX for his condo in 2002, he pays $XXX for the monthly hurricane insurance" and so on and so forth. Such a shame, because he had a lot of other stuff going for him, but I was thinking, if I had to listen to this everyday, I'd off myself.
The next guy seemed promising, but I wasn't too keen on his suggestion for a first date. 9 o'clock on a Wed night at a bar/grill, that is really only men watching sports at that day & time. I had suggested a nicer place, but he didn't know it, so wanted this place. Well, he was late, so I left. I didn't wait long, but hey, I REALLY didn't like waiting there alone. There were NO other women. I looked like I was trying to pick someone up, and men were approaching me. He saw me driving away and emailed me. I agreed to try again. We went to a different place. He was at least on time. But then, it turns out he's getting divorced, not already divorced, as his profile had said. He complained bitterly about his wife for quite a while, and then acted bored the rest of the time - watching the ball game over my shoulder, and I saw him checking his watch. After I finished my glass of wine, I said I had to get home b/c my babysitter was going out. Thanks but no thanks buddy.
So, that's been it. I went to a party and was introduced to a guy who seemed really nice, but he's a youth minister, who wants to become a priest after getting married, and I don't know if I'm up for that at this point. A few of my friends have some other thoughts, but I haven't met any of them yet. We'll see!