These days all you see on tv is dating reality shows. They make it seem so easy. You live in a nice mansion for a few months in hopes of trying to get your man or woman. Supposedly by the end of those months, the person falls in love. If only it was that easy.

Since the break up, I have thrown my hat in the dating game. I have a profile on Poz Personals as well as a few other sites. I have found them all to be a bit disappointing to be honest. For one, if you can’t post a pic or even take the time to complete your profile then what is the use of having one?

 A pic would be nice so I have an idea of what the person looks like that I am communicating with. Not to be mean, but I am not trying to meet up with someone who looks like Flava Flav. Or something out of a horror movie. I usually just breeze past those or ignore them if they send me anything. I mean it’s not like I am asking for their life story, just the basics.

I try to be as thorough as I can in mine including mentioning the fact that I am hearing impaired. Yet still I have replies asking me to call them? Hello? Didn’t they even take the time to read my profile?  When this happens I’ll send back a reply saying I don’t talk on the phone, I text. I must admit it irritates me because it makes me feel like the person did not take the time to read my profile.

What really pisses me off to no end is the men who seems to think after the first date that I am suppose to willingly want to have sex .As they say in the hood, “A man can sleep around and be considered a hero but if a woman does it she’s a zero.”  I know it is 2010 but I am from the old school. Just because my profile says that I am not looking for a relationship does not mean that I am looking for a one night stand. It makes me wonder if this is the reason they might have gotten infected in the first place.

With that being said, I have given up on dating. I have decided if anything, it has made me see just how much I miss my ex. Since we will never get back together, this girl’s best friend is not diamonds but instead my vibrator and some double A batteries.