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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Glad I'm Not Out There

Dating seems to be very different today than it was when I was doing it. Of course, I was really young when I was dating. It seems like there are SO many ways to meet potentials these days. E-Harmony, It's Just Lunch, 8 minute Dating. I probably would have tried them all to meet people. Where do people meet after they graduate high school?
I was listening to the radio this morning after dropping the 2 older hooligans off at school this morning. The station I was listening to are doing their annual Mile of Men event. This is where guys call in to participate in the Mile of Men, giving their stats and hoping to get a spot in the line up. On the day of the event women drive by and choose which man they want to go out on a date with. The ask the guys all kinds of questions, what do you do for a living? What do you drive? What do you look like?
If I was single I would totally do this by the way...at least drive by and ogle a little. I am a shopping girl after all. But thankfully, no, I am not single and come home to my #1 choice anyway. I digress, the thought of an entire MILE of men, eligible, single men looking for women. That's pretty enticing to a gal on the hunt. Easy...just drive by and point the the man you want. I wonder if they gift wrap?
Anyway, I was listening to the guys calling in and was horrified. Man after man was pathetic and cheesy. One was a salesmen (of course you gotta have a salesman) who was so cheesy I felt like I needed to take a shower after his interview. He described himself as "devilishly handsome". Any man who says that has got to be a beastly runt on the loose. They let him in too. Then some guy called who could barely form a sentence. They asked him his favorite make out song. He hemmed and hawed for at least a minute. Not saying anything but "Uh....I got it...I got it.....Uh....I got it....." It was painful. I can only imagine dinner with this dolt. Come on, everybody knows the best make out songs have to be something by Barry White...or Al Green...or Marvin Gaye. Take your pick and start sucking face already. So glad I am not single in this town today.
My faith in the single men of San Diego was redeemed when they finally got a hold of a doctor, driving some hot SUV, wearing a suit. He was a neurologist. He made the cut. But by the sounds of it, the women are going to be tearing each other to shreds over this one guy. The others sound like candidates for the dating disasters you see on Blind Date.
SO, where were all these fun sort of dating venues when I was single? Oh yeah...I was in 11th grade English class and they frown on speed dating during class time.

10 comments:

Carolyn said...

Do the ladies have to get out of their cars or can they drive by and snatch one up?

Gingers Mom said...

No getting out of the car, just point to the one you want. They all even get a free dinner out of it. Maybe I'll drive down there and do it just for the free meal. I'm sure they won't mind some old frumpy married lady picking them up.

Dr.John said...

What do they do with the left over guys? My daughter is still looking.

Gingers Mom said...

Maybe they have a clearance sale?

Catch said...

When I first got divorced I was all about the dating...and it was fun, but if a man seems to good to be true....he usually is!

The pic in your previous post of your baby is adorable.....such beautiful kids you have!

Ms.L said...

*groan* the hell!
Ugh,I can't imagine dating..ever.

grouch said...

The men are not pieces of meat to be measured and tagged. They are people too; how about showing some equality. This is a digusting trend in today's society to demean the person into appearance only. Here we go again w/ the Politically correct mannerisms men are supposed to submit to. And as it points out in the bible, the one submitting should be the woman. Try talking to a guy w/o judgment for once! You WILL be surprised (and impressed). Blogs never seem to amaze me...

Mike, Nicki, and Josh said...

grouch is my kind of commenter (LOL). Though I would bet dollars to doughnuts that grouch is also a woman.

As a man, I am much more offended by people making judgements based on my career/income than judgements on my appearance. Maybe that's because I already know that I'm devilishly handsome, though. :)

What always put me off during my dating days was when women would (within 15 minutes of an introduction) comment about my ability to provide financially.

I would much rather have been told, "Dang, you're a hot piece of meat... I would love to measure and tag you up", than hear, "What kind of car do you drive?" or "You're an engineer... you must be doing alright for yourself".

Gingers Mom said...

Hee hee, Mike. I guess it comes down to women want to be provided for and men just want a hot piece of ass. What can you do?

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