other ways to meet and/or date?  

ambidext 48M
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9/4/2005 11:42 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

other ways to meet and/or date?

ok, on line dating sucks. It may suck less if I actually posted a picture of myself, but then again, it might suck more, too!

Friends tell me to try meeting people in other ways. Some of the suggestions include
- through my kids' school the oldest is entering k-garten this year. I have met some moms, but most people with kids as young as mine are still married.
- volunteer work this idea sounds intriqueing, though perhaps a little unrealistic time-wise. I have the kids half the time, so only having 3-4 nights a week to go out and volunteer is tough. Of those nights, one is usually spent cleaning the domicile, a second excercising, and maybe resting, or...
- folk music circuit I do play out and attend a bunch of folk open mike venues, and have met quite a few acquiantances through them. But surprisingly, from the dating perspective, it's been a big bust. I'm not sure why, but it seems very few women play or attend these kinds of events. It may surprise most to find out that about 80% of the people who perform on the local folk music circuit are men. And alot of the women are "depressed poets," or people who are using the venue as a way to vent depression. It makes for good music and poetry, but bad social activity.

So... any other suggestions?

JaniSux 44F

9/4/2005 1:04 pm

GOOD GOSH I wish I knew.. lol My past relationships I met almost all the guys while working, as a cashier or receptionist. This recent relationship that I think I'm in.. we met online, I'm not sure that it's working out soo well but that's another story. If there was a better way or a magic solution, I'd share it definitely. Good luck in your search.. Jani

CuriousAries67 49F

10/16/2005 9:27 pm

Ambidext~ don't give up on the online thing just yet. Keep up your writing and reading. You may be surprised at who you meet. I can honestly say that the blogging is what kept me hangin' 'round, and I am glad that I have. I've met some lovely people; people who have already touched my soul and my life. ~Aries

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