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I make sure I’m on time, why can’t they do the same?On a typical date I’ll look at Google maps for the estimated drive time, under the heaviest traffic, then add a half hour. This lack of respect for other people’s time is rampant among single women in Los Angeles, it happens too often to be a fluke.One day I may finally realize that staying home to watch “Seinfeld” reruns is a better option. I’ll offer my dates 0 to be on time, turn off their cell phones and to at least pretend to enjoy the dinner I’m buying for them.Our events offer a fresh alternative to speed dating and matchmaking.
I got some interesting looks from the mostly retired mid-day patrons on that date. I once had a woman approach me while talking on the phone, sit down at our table and continue her cell phone conversation with her mother for what must have been 10 minutes, as if I didn’t exist. I want to focus on who I’m with, no distractions, no multitasking.Let’s start with the common courtesy of being on time. I should be there in about 30 minutes.” My longest wait for a date was just under 2 hours.In all the years that I’ve been dating in Los Angeles, I have yet to meet a single woman in this city who understands that 7 pm really means 7 pm. One time, I arrived at the agreed time and couldn’t locate my date. After waiting that long, it required considerable mental discipline to be in a cheerful mood during the date. It could be flowers or chocolates, just to show appreciation and to make the woman feel special.Yet, this policy has never been reciprocated on any date I’ve had.On the contrary, I’ve been on dates where she is constantly on her phone, making Facebook updates and tweeting nonstop.
My last date texted me 5 minutes prior to our agreed meeting time to inform me she would be 45 minutes late. But it’s rare to get a thank you; it’s mostly grab and stash, as if I might take it back.