Match.com is clearly not working out for me, so I begin casting about for other ideas. Where do people go to meet, you know, normal people?
The answer, I am told repeatedly: Meetup.com. Everyone has “heard good things about it.”
The site has the immediate advantage of being free, so I poke around a bit – explore. There are lots of groups for every interest imaginable, and people post get-togethers. I discard many of the singles groups – I never had luck in bars and parties before: My game isn’t that good.
I need an interest, so I pick one: books.
Sure enough, there’s a book group, right in my ‘hood. Better yet, they seem to read books I would actually want to read, not those designed-for-ladies-book-club books that come complete with Book Club Discussion Topics at the end.
Next meeting: next week.
Book: A biography of Teddy Roosevelt.
Meeting leader: Bachelor #1.