Imagine walking into a lively bar, sitting down to have a cocktail, looking up and seeing someone like this guy looking back at you. Oh if only it could be more like the movies. At almost every MsIndependent meetup the conversation about men is brought up. It seems like I'm not the only one sick of the  dating scene, or in my case the lack thereof.  I hear reports of men being clingy or crazy, too immature, unstable, or nothing like their online profile pics. I've heard it all, and I'm not convinced that being single for so long means that I'm missing out. I am tempted to kick-start my dating life by joining the masses online, but the last time I created a dating profile, I swore it would be the last time.


I miss the good ole days when men were brave enough to approach women, not hiding behind computer screens or waiting for us to make the first move.  I don't see why I should workout so I can squeeze into some cute dress, prop myself up in toe pinching heels, spend a small fortune on makeup, painstakingly apply it, and after alllllll that, I have to be the one to walk up to the guy. Some may call that old fashioned, but seeing as how women get the short end of the stick in so many other scenarios when it comes to the sexes, I figure the least men can do is say hello first.

Maybe online dating is the way things are going but I propose another alternative. Tomorrow a friend and I will head to a popular hang out for young professionals, sit at the bar leaving space between us, and just see what happens. Maybe one or both of us will be approaches by some young hot professional and maybe not. We might have great conversations or spend the entire time playing with out phones. Who knows, but at least I'm trying something new, and not scrolling through profile pics like I'm buying a pair of shoes online.  I'll give you a full report on what happens. Fingers crossed.