debuted with a post about being 29 and not having a husband, already. An even more ominous sign: In an email to friends, reproduced after the jump, Meanley explains that, now that she's a dating blogger, "I need some help with pimpage. " Well, at least she's being honest, somewhere, about the transactional aspect of her "dating." We've redacted Meanley's email address, but no doubt she'll be combing the comments here for top-shelf prospective mates, so feel free to make like a pimp there.
But don't worry too much about authorship in your own romantic narrative. Maarten to getting Lyme disease in Nantucket, from celebrating my 30th birthday with 80 girls, to getting dumped and dumped and dumped. There was my indignation at the Match guy who didn't remember having dated me. (Btw, thanks for the 183 comments you left me the day after Scott left me. )There was speed dating and group dating and blind dating and mixer dating and Skype dating. There was my relief when the homely blind date guy was mutually unattracted to me…hey, wait a sec—! ” — and a selectively chosen, brightly colored top to complement your eyes.And whatever you do, get rid of that framed picture of your ex-husband — or the Che Guevara poster — you’ve got in the background. From video-chat leader Skype to upstart “social dating” sites like Zoosk (essentially, an application that turns your My Space or Facebook into a meat market), there’s never been a better time to be an ultra-discriminating dater.“Video dating is going to happen — so you might as well get in on the ground floor.” Even more awesome? Doesn’t this make a girl or a guy asked to Internet date a huge loser not even worth a face-to-face meeting? “Why does he want to video date and not meet, or if he didn’t want to talk, he wouldn’t contact you at all.” Hooray!There was gossiping about the Bachelors and Bachelorettes, from De Anna Pappas to Ashley Hebert. There was an interview with The Millionaire Matchmaker and one with ."There was me being recognized in the most unfabulous of places: on the NYC subway, in a crummy diner eating by myself, in an impossibly advanced ballet class (struggling), and in line for a Greyhound bus at Port Authority. There were all those times I wondered about turning 30, moving home…and the times I needed a good cry. If you're feeling lonely or bummed, list the reasons you enjoy being single, or what you'd like to do before you settle down. Or for the truly aggressive, just set your away message to: “No chance in hell, buddy.” 8 Skype speed-dating tips 1. “Decide what to wear according to what looks best from the ribs upward. Super-cleavage is going to look slutsville, and a soft lamp behind you will look hot.