I am a busy and successful businesswoman and I am also newly single. I am petrified to go back out into the dating world. I don’t want to meet another money hungry loser, a womanizer or arrogant ass…but I know if I don’t get out and date, I’ll wind up an old, lonely spinster.
I work very long hours so I don’t have the free time to go to parties or to bars. I’ve considered online dating, but I have pretty high standards and I look at them as a positive thing. I am just looking to meet an equal. Do you know of any sophisticated websites where I can weed out the average Joe’s? I am not trying to be snotty, but I know the kind of man I am attracted to needs to be: successful, financially stable and smart. Big Time Belinda
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Dear Big Time Belinda
There are several upscale dating services out there. You don’t have to worry about being snotty here- you are just being honest and it’s perfectly acceptable to want to meet someone of equal status. You work hard and you are looking for a mate who shares your goals and values.
I’ve got just the site for you. Have you heard about It’s Just Lunch? It’s a matchmaking service for the dating pool of successful, attractive, well-educated singles and it has grown to become the largest dating service in the world. All of the dates you are set up on are lunch dates (or after work drinks), to best accommodate your busy schedules.
The protocol is very simple. The company sets up a one hour meeting with you where you go through a personalized screening. Typically within 48 hours you get a call about a potential date; they even make the reservations for you. After your date, you give the company feedback before your next date is selected.
If you don’t want to pursue this online, you can always call 1-800-300-9500. I say give it a shot, you’ve got nothing to lose. They’ve set up over 2 million dates over the past 15 years so they must be doing something right. Go get 'em tiger!