47. Online dating

I logged on to my favourite dating site. I say “favourite”, but I haven’t met anyone good from any of them. Is that because of the sites’ shortcomings or my own? Let’s not ask that question.

I decided to browse through the “New” section, to see the women who had recently signed up.

Ah, there was an attractive woman who still looked to be in my league! I read through her profile, and this statement jumped out at me: “You must be able to take constructive criticism, and willing to make improvements in your life.”

No thanks. I’m in the process of divorcing that. NEXT!

“I’m a passionate woman who needs multiple men in her life. You need to be okay with this.”

And that is also what I’m in the process of divorcing. NEXT!

“I am very fit and I expect the same from any man who wants to be with me.”

God damn it – NEXT!

“If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.”

I appreciate the warning.

It wasn’t getting better. I’ve heard about so many people meeting their next spouse online. That doesn’t look like it could happen for me any time soon. I don’t think my standards are impossibly high. This is all I want:

  • Someone nice.
  • Someone who doesn’t mind a small bit of baggage.
  • Someone I find somewhat attractive.

Is that really asking so much? It may be.