The Plan

It’s hard to play games when there’s no opponent.

This year, I’ve been dealing with a lot of questions.

“How long have you’ve been single?”

“When was the last time you’ve been on a date?”

Or my favorite question, “When was the last time you got some?”

So, the first couple of years of being single was great. I enjoyed my time realizing what a crutch my last relationship was and finding myself (as cliche as that sounds). Then I found myself emotionally ready to date again and things weren’t going as planned. Oh, I found myself a few distractions but it wasn’t really erm, dating.

I scaled down the distractions and this year, I implemented “the Plan.” I have done everything in terms of dating. I’ve done the online thing, speed dating, singles supper clubs, thrown singles parties, gone to events related to my interests, met guys at bars/ clubs (not a good idea) etc, etc. The one thing I have never been able to get anyone to agree to is to set me up on a date.

The Plan involved telling everyone I met I’m single and I wanted to date. This sounded too simple and apparently it was too hard for everyone. Almost every one of my friends said they didn’t know anyone good enough for me. The few brave souls that said they’d set me up never got back to me despite me harassing them or they would start sending me details that banished any interest I may have had. Note to potential matchmakers: just give the stats, no pictures and certainly the amount of time these guys play video games.

Obviously the Plan failed for me this year and I found myself wondering maybe I am just going about this the wrong way. Maybe I should just do a contest.

“Win a Date with Minty!”

Now taking the 10th caller.