Have I mentioned how much I hate online dating? I do - I've had only a handful of decent dates from it, and I've tried them all.
At the suggestion of my friend Erin, I signed up for OkCupid recently. While the Vancouver scene has yet to pay-off for me, the Berlin and Amsterdam scenes sure did. Before I left I lined up one definite date in Berlin and two in Amsterdam.
You read that right, three dates in ten days. HOLLA!
Anyways, the fun thing is these dudes always take you to somewhere not in the guide books. My date in Berlin took me to a funky lounge deep in the heart of old East Berlin - it was so Communist-feeling! My Amsterdam guides gave me insider tips to great restos and bars over beers.
No, none of them were love matches, but they were fun ways to spend my evenings!