About two years ago I started dating seriously.  By seriously I mean NOT the guy who delivered my kitchen chairs and stayed for a few beers. 


Instead, I signed up for E-Harmony.  For six months I checked my matches each Monday hoping that Prince Charming was just a click away.  I got paired with a family law attorney, but he turned out to be more of a toad than a prince – even with all the kissing.


When that didn’t work, I decided what I really needed was a matchmaker.  An old-fashioned yenta.


If you look up matchmaker or yenta in the yellow pages you come up with bubkis. So don’t waste your time trying.  What I did find however, was a personal introduction service.  The price tag was mighty steep and I was hesitant to hand over my gold American Express Card, but the slick saleswoman asked me the $2,500 question:  “How much WOULD you pay to find happiness?”  Suddenly it seemed like a bargain. . . until I went on 5 $500-dates with guys who had the audacity to ask me to go dutch treat at the 99!!


 After that fiasco no one was going to get me back out there.


Until one Wednesday night, in a moment of weakness, I logged onto a free dating site called  I built a profile, and within minutes men were IM-ing me.  Sure some of them were creepy.  But one of them was a gem.


They say you get what you pay for.  Not true! 


I’ve spent a fortune on dating services, but it wasn’t until I tried a free dating web site that I finally found my needle – or diamond – in a haystack.



2 responses to “Dating…Again

  1. I have looked at but I haven’t tried it yet.

    I have been dating a lot in the past three months and I have found all my dates through Craigslist of all places.

  2. I remember the chair guy! (Now that was a good story!!) And yeah for David. There’s not a lot of diamonds out there these days.

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