After a two year sabbatical from the Wide Wonderful World of Internet Dating, Tiffany decided to consult with Wolfgang, the “Psychic to the Stars.” Should she try dating again? Divorced for three years, she had already been the Poor Little Match.com girl once, enjoyed a flurry of dates, met a passel of men and made a lot of “friends.” And, then she met Daniel.
He had an Altar Ego
She and flirtatious Daniel dated for three intense months. It took that long for her to fully realize he was in a huge rush to the altar. Any altar – with any one. It was too much, too soon, too fast for her. They parted amicably.
She booked an appointment and was finally seated across from the famous Wolfgang; a small, marble-topped, table between them. After shuffling an over-sized deck of faded and worn Tarot cards, he had her select seven cards. He looked at the cards, briefly. Without missing a beat he said, “Darling, Internet dating, really? You will be fishing in the same pond.”
She looked at him quizzically and as he scooped up the cards with a flourish, he said, “It will be all the same men, darling.” No, no, say it isn’t so.
Tiffany, known to be a bit cynical, is also an optimist in all things romantic. She defied the prediction and defiantly climbed aboard the Dating Train. It had been awhile; she wasn’t sure of the quicker pace, new buzzwords and the site’s bells and whistles.
Stepping on a treadmill that was ‘on’ at full speed
Like a blast from the past, Tiffany had a surreal feeling of deja vu. She quickly realized old Wolfgang made a point. After two years – a veritable parade of very familiar faces danced before her on the computer screen. Here were the same old pictures of the men from before. And, magically, none of them had aged! They were all still 50- and she was two years older. She scanned the photos and realized a ton of these guys hadn’t even updated their pictures. She remembered the winkin, blinkin’ and nods involved in the on-line dating dance. She could do this. Game on.
Looking for a Few Good Men?
She decided this time around she wasn’t going to sit back and wait for Mr. Right to approach her. She was a girl from the Midwest, a region known for their outgoing, friendly, demeanor. No wallflower action this time around. She would be out going, and going out. She planned to contact one man a day, for one week, and see what kind of luck she had.