So gentle (and not-so-gentle but nonetheless creative) readers...I need some suggestions.
I hate blind dating.
I hate Jdate. And Dosidate. And every other dating website.
The thought of going on yet another blind date courtesy of one of these sites literally makes my stomach hurt. (I am not exaggerating--I feel the kind of dread that I have not felt since I sat for the Israeli CPA exams). And yet, if I want to ever meet anyone and start dating regularly and maybe even some day have that wonderful trip to Cyprus...I have no choice but to return to Jdate. Or, at least, so I am told.
Tell me something different. Tell me what I want to hear. Or at least something that I may not want to hear, but that does not have the same debilitating effect as "Jdate". In plain English (which I can speak though I choose not to most of the time)...how can a 30-something meet a guy "normally".
Because, at this point, "going to a sleazy bar where I can get wasted, pick up loose men and screw them in the bathrooms, b'ezrat Hashem!" is starting to look like a good idea, or at least an efficient one.
For those of you who want to give suggestions:
1) Read any comments--no suggestion can be given more than once.
2) By all means, feel free to have fun with this.
And--best of all, I promise to actually try all of the suggestions that are 1) feasible and 2) legal. And report back.