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This past weekend, I helped my roommate put together her profile on  She has been inspired by the number of dates I have been going on since I arrived here in California.  My roomie asked me to write her profile for her in exchange for a bodywork session.  Being that I enjoy writing, I took her up on her suggested barter arrangement.  It took us a couple of hours to complete her online profile.

I couldn’t agree more.  Truthfully, I am burnt out on dating, and I have only been doing it for six weeks.  Dating takes a tremendous amount of emotional and mental energy.  And dating women is even more complicated.  Women are emotionally complex, and I spend entirely too much time trying to figure them out.  Now I understand why my older son often says “I don’t get women!”

Neither do I, and I am a woman!  Dating isn’t for wimps.  If you are going to do it right, it takes a tremendous amount of investment in time and people.  I would even say you have to invest in yourself.  Last night I started to ask myself if I am truly up for the challenge.

I was supposed to go on a hike this Saturday with a new woman, and then she emailed me to tell me that a hike is too time intensive for a first meeting.  Evidently, she had a few experiences where she picked some bad matches, and she wanted to meet for coffee in the event we were not matched.  She needed a quick exit strategy.

When I find myself rolling my eyes at someone who is unable to invest 1-2 hours of hiking to get to know someone, I know it’s time for me to take a break.  There was really nothing inherently wrong with what she was asking for.  I simply don’t have the energy to contend with everyone’s quirks.

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