Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Realization.

Recently, I've come to a conclusion.  I'm beginning to realize that apparently single, "normal" (ie non-ax murdering), good-looking guys above the age of 28 in this city are like unicorns, or dragons or the tooth fairy. They simply do not exist.

I find this to be quite puzzling.

Although, if I'm truly honest, the onus could partially be on me.  As much as I love my 20s friends, and as much fun as I have with them [when I remain conscious], it's pretty clear they are leading me to all the wrong guys.  Which, thus far, has been pretty fun. But ideal? Not so much.
However, this calls to mind an email exchange I had recently with my friend, Lisa P (or "P" as I like to call her.)

P is a sassy, successful, no BS type o' chick, and is in my age range.  Here are some thoughts she had on the places we should/shouldn't be going:

1) The higher the bar tab, the more age-appropriate the dudes. (ie) You need not frequent spots with 2 for 1's or happy hour specials, or free food in general for that matter.

2) Just say NO to wine bars - unless you should decide to play for the other team for awhile and are looking for lonely, single chicks.

3) Fish where the fish are.  Ironically, this would be steak/meat-oriented joints, sports bars, low-key hangs, and scotch/cocktail/cigar-type locales.

4) Just clocking in more time in Tribeca and/or the Financial District in general may not be a bad idea.  

#4 makes me think I should probably just hang out on Wall Street in a pretty dress with a sign that says "I'm single. And I'm the best investment you'll ever make."



  1. I think for sure go with the sign on Wall Street. You are to much and I love it!

  2. You make me laugh!
    I'm one of those random blog readers - one of my good friends is friends with Nat and put me onto her blog, which I also love, and then MIM recommended your blog - endless entertainment! Thanks for sharing your stories!
    And maybe your sign should read, "I lost my number can I borrow yours?" Or "Will date for 30+, high-income, psychiatrically-evaluated man!"
    Keep writing!

  3. HA! ooh i really love the "psychiatrically-evaluated" portion of that... yes and YES! thanks for reading, chica! -L.

  4. I could not agree more. They absolutely don't exist. If you want, I'll totally stand on the corner with you, holding that sign.... :)

  5. Perhaps we'll just start a parade....

  6. Head to Ulysses after work! Plenty of suits. Plenty of fun.

  7. I don't know how I got to this page, but as a "normal" 34 year old man. Perhaps it is your standards, maybe you have conflicting desires?

    for example: He must like independent films, but not be a hipster a-hole.

    Those two items have severely limited your options.