I Don’t “Get” Dancing

By on Jul 24, 2014 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

As I sit in the coffee shop, merrily sipping my tea and not doing any work, I spy with my bitter eye a young couple dancing. Maybe there are coffee shops where reliving cotillion is the norm, but this isn’t one of them. It’s a place where people pretend to be doing something important but really just watch other people and hope that someone attractive will pay attention to them. Yet, for some incalculable reason, these youths have decided it would be a perfect place to practice dancing. What’s really interesting is how the rest of the customers are reacting. The men are completely ignoring them, despite the fact that they are so annoyingly conspicuous. The women will, from time to time, glance up and stare at them longingly, as if they wish they were the ones dancing. That’s something I’ve never understood about women; they seem to actually enjoy dancing....

Why Internet dating is stupid and I hate it

By on Nov 16, 2012 in Blog Posts, Internet | 1 comment

For almost ten years I’ve maintained an on-again, off-again relationship with online dating websites. As I’m still single it should be obvious that it’s not working for me. I’ve been trying to determine the first time I ever opened an online dating account and as far as I can tell it was in 2003 when I created a profile on Yahoo Personals. I vaguely remember browsing for free and coming across a profile that intrigued me, which of course meant I had to put down some cash to send a message to whatever vexing minx shared my lack of social skills. Over the years I’ve had a number of wonderful relationships with people I’ve met online, but none of them have lasted any significant amount of time. Somehow the magic hasn’t been there for me. Maybe it’s a coincidence or perhaps meeting someone online just doesn’t have the romantic...