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Are single gentlemen extinct?
by Brandi Conway


April 16, 2004

Okay I know this is problem a pretty lame subject but one I think about often...

I am just curious why it seems like that dating scene here is almost next to impossible. It's not like I am in a hurry to rush into any relationship,but I have been single for almost 4 years. I think a lot of it has to do with me. I have set pretty high standards for what I look for in a guy. I must say not many guys around here fall into that category.

I guess my question, or what I am wondering is how do singles here meet decent folks? I am tired of the bar scene plus it not the best place to meet someone. Then there's the whole drug and alcohol thing to add to it. It is really hard to find someone who is not addicted to one or the other or even both. I am also a single mother so you add that to the scenario, and you get to worrying about how they will be with your kids, are they pedophiles, sex offenders, child abusers, or women abusers. I guess this is all the normal usual worries we all have, is it not?

Problem is when I look around at what Ketchikan's dating scene has to offer I am so discouraged to even think about joining the whole dating scene again?

What happened to the men who use to open doors for the women, or pull their chair out for them? What ever happened to the gentlemen, do they still exist or are they extinct and no longer in existence?

I know this letter seems crazy and all that, but it is really something we all should think about - don't you think?

Brandi Conway
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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