Are you an everyday hero — you know, are you trying to make the world a better place one day at a time?
Are you taller than 5'9, single, white, straight, and younger than 45?
Yet sometimes the responses were just personal enough to let you know that you weren't alone in single-hood.
I learned (among other things) to be more direct about what I want.
I'd heard it said that the older you are, the harder it is to start over, and the fewer the decent, eligible men there are. I was starting to feel like an overripe piece of fruit on a tree, about to rot. Eventually I got sick of throwing myself pity parties; I had to try something. We'd save the world and love each other, maybe even start a family. I invented an email address for myself and posted my ad: LOOKING FOR A HUMANITARIAN. I'm looking for some one who "gets it" — you know, someone who loves to do all he can to make the world a better place, wherever he is. I see myself as empowering and helping such an individual on their path to heal the world with positive energy and possible romance. We can keep each other going — keep each other idealistic and focused on what matters most. In the days that followed, emails began dripping into my inbox.
One day it could be talking with a troubled teenager, the next it could be helping to bring clean water to an impoverished community. I chatted online with a few, but quickly learned to ask for their photo upfront.
He seems to be a real life prince charming, and her housemate thinks they'll be getting married soon.
After interviewing a few of the 46, I told my single girlfriends about my new hobby.The overwhelming number of responses gave us all the confidence to get out and start to date again.We were careful to ask our suitors for photos, and tell each other our whereabouts and the details about where and who our dates would be in case we encountered dangerous men. Granted, most of my friends and I are still searching for Mr. One guy flew across country to take my friend out–and, yes, he rented a hotel for himself.So if you have other tips from your own adventures (or stories you’ve heard), please share!p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container .Are you kind, somewhat handsome, healthy but not health-obsessed, not a user or a hater?I'm a reporter who tries to fight the good fight on an everyday basis.I’ve been thinking about Craigslist lately, and how oddly generous it is.Craigslist is a particularly magical resource in the SF Bay Area because it started here. For me, it’s been most useful when I’m moving (finding an apt, finding furniture, helping me give stuff away, …), and when I’m looking for sex. I didn’t always turn to Craigslist, but the handful of times I did, it did not disappoint. But those stories are boring.) I’ve had far better luck with Craigslist than I have with Ok Cupid (a free dating site that’s also heavily used by the SF casual sex scene).If they didn't send one, it was time to be suspicious that they were married or hiding for some other reason.After sifting through the emails, I was disappointed—too many men over 50 (out of my range) and even some photos from perverts. Thinking that my ad was maybe too dramatic, I varied it a little, got some responses and went on a few dates: twice with a pilot, then with a man who showed up drunk. My next ad — TALL, BLONDE LOIS LANE SEEKS SUPERMAN — read: Do you believe women deserve to be treated with chivalry?