Yeah, work's been a little slow lately. I saw this article on HuffPo "Single Women: What You Should Never Say To Them" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/single-women-dating-advice-relationships_n_2317139.html
I really liked one of the comments which sums up how I feel:
#11, don't suggest I could meet men if I'd volunteer, join clubs, go to bars, hang out in public places, etc. Do I look THAT stupid that you don't think I've tried that? I did it for years without meeting anyone.
I'm certainly no hermit, but if I have something better to do on Friday, I'll do it, not arrange my entire life around Meet Market.
Yes, I've tried online dating, 10-15 years ago and again currently. No responses when I sent Flirts, and only 3 men have messaged me in 3 months, none of which even progressed as far as a phone call.
A male friend was convinced that someone who looks as good as I do had to be doing something wrong, so when I visited, he offered to set me up on some dates. My next to last day, I pointed out he hadn't sent me on a single date, and he sheepishly admitted that when he sat down and thought about it, he actually only knew 3 single straight men: one's an alcoholic, one's a penniless illiterate, and one's 1/3 my age. Then he was more willing to believe that I never meet men who my friends wouldn't slap me upside the head, What were you thinking?!?!
If you REALLY want to be helpful, set me up with one of your single male friends. You don't know any, either? Then why are you so surprised that I'm not meeting anyone?