So, after being single for several years, I decided to try meeting someone. I guess about the only way to do that is to get our there and actually go on a date with someone. I'm terrified.

It's been a long time since I actually went on a date and if I told you I was all cool about it, I'd be lying. Even as I sit here typing this, I'm questioning myself about whether or not I really want to go through with this. The hard part is meeting new people. I've met a few by way of this on-line dating thing.

Now, I'm not going to say that I haven't met some pretty unique women. Okay, so "unique" might be a polite way of saying "strange." One or two of the ladies I've met seem pretty sane, but the majority of my "matches" are so far off target that I have to wonder about the "matching" criteria.

I didn't put any mileage requirements so I hear from women all over the country. I've actually had phone conversations with a woman who lived in a coal mining town and she was looking for a rough rugged outdoors man who like to...are you ready for this? Trap wildlife. Hey, my idea of catching wildlife is a wild night at MacFarlane's Celtic Pub.

I won't even get into the pictures these people put up on their dating sites. There are a few of them who look so angry and unfriendly that it reminds me of the wanted posters in the post office.

I haven't built up the courage to go on a real date and I blame my radio background for that. Radio people are naturally suspicious of people they haven't met in person. More than one poor radio guy has been duped by a pretty voice on the other end of the phone! It all sounds great until you actually meet the person behind the voice and you find out that they are 100% certifiable. Of course, they may be saying the same about me.

I'll keep you posted on the progress. My favorite screen name has to be "fun gal in LA"-- Except it's all typed together so it came out as fungal in LA. I think I'll pass on that one. Anybody know a nice lady about my age who isn't insane?

I won't tell you which site I'm on, but I have a feeling that it's frequented by circus folk. that's nothing against circus folk. People in radio have no room to talk.

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