Beyond the obvious reason for being on a dating site I’m also trying to fix a flaw in my social circles. My casual acquaintances and coworkers tend to be in their early twenties and while many of them a very nice people they also tend to make me feel old with their not really remembering 9/11 and mistaking Johnny Cash lyrics for Veronica Mars lines. With my closer friends there’s the issue of the Venn diagrams of our interests don’t line up as well as I might like. For example I’m happy I saw Pacific Rim in IMAX 3d, but it’s not a great film. It’s a mediocre film but a great spectacle. It’s the Phantom of the Opera of movies. The stage musical version not the movie. The stage version is a great spectacle, the movie is a dime a dozen period costume piece. Unfortunately once you strip out the spectacle all Phantom, is the dull tale of a girl, the creepy guy who wants to tell her how to live her life and her masked music teacher. But buried under all that somewhere is a great story about two members of the nouveau riche who bought an opera house and their temperamental diva.
Okay that last paragraph kind of got away from me and went strange places. What it boils down to is ideally I’d love to find, if she exists, the woman who would go with me to see Spider-Man and the orchestra. Failing that I’d like to find someone to go to the orchestra with as I already know people who will see Spider-Man.