Thursday, July 24, 2008

Match.com

Match.com has treat me well over the past few years. I met my last long-term girlfriend through it, and I've had innumerable, pleasurable dates with women I never would have met in any other way, through it. Now that it's become mainstream, some respectable people, indeed, can be found there. The biggest drawback, though, is that it DOES encourage a consumer mentality. One winds up looking for who one thinks is the best possible deal, with the best accessories and trim, so that one winds up with no one after letting a few perfectly good matches slip away. Argh. A yenta would be preferable, in that she'd not let you off the hook, so easily.

I would love to meet a woman the old fashioned way... be it at a bar or work place (the later being preferable), but we all know how unlikely those venues can be. I'm looking for a woman with some maturity, brains, sexiness, zip, and patience with my impossible schedule of school and performance--not so impossible a task, right?

Well, we'll see how it goes. Serial monogamy--sometimes, er, in more rapid succession than in years past--alternating with enforced celibacy (since I can be shy; shy people write blogs) seem to be my m.o. these days. But, damn. I'd love to find a keeper.... Who won't mind my traveling around the country from eight-week gig to eight-week gig for the next two-three years! Riiiiiight.

2 comments:

Trish Egan & Harold Phillips said...

"I would love to meet a woman the old fashioned way... be it at a bar or work place (the later being preferable), but we all know how unlikely those venues can be."

Seriously? David, your workplace is Theatre! Meeting women in theatre is a piece of cake! Now, meeting women who are stable, un-attached, and focused on a long-term relationship... that could be a bit more challenging. But meeting women... you shouldn't have too hard a time there!

One more year of grad school, and then you can head out on the hunt - er, auditions. Auditions. Of course, that's what I meant...

David Millstone said...

Dude, the women in theater are either twenty years younger than me (though, there's nothing WRONG with that) or married.

I'm not interested in forcing a long-term relationship, either. More than a weekend or two would be nice, though.