September 24, 2009

15 Weeks of Dharma Dating

"THE IDEA FIRST COMES up as a joke between me and my Tricycle editor: As a newly single Buddhist mom, why don’t I post my profile on a couple of the new online “dharma dating” sites, and write about my experiences?

I find the notion both intriguing and horrifying. For years I’ve mocked the idea of shopping for a mate the way you’d shop for a book on Amazon.com (“Add This Man to My Cart!”).

Once, while browsing for a used couch on Craigslist, I popped over to the Men Seeking Women section for a look, and the ads all ran together in my mind: 6-foot divorced sofa, 45, brown hair/blue eyes, overstuffed cushions, slightly cat-clawed, wants to spank you. . . ."

Read the complete "Fifteen Weeks of Dharma Dating," by Anne Cushman.

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Globals's picture

all good things

Gordon Scott Edwards's picture

I applaud your determination. I am much older than you (I am 66) and I too wrote about my internet dating experiences (in the book Internet Safari, Finding Love Online at 65). Going to dharma sites sounds like an interesting read. If you wrote a book about it, I would buy it.

Jaime McLeod's picture

Hilarious! Love it!

Krisitne Perez's picture

Its nice to have a date always.

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Looking for a wealthy nymphomaniac with low standards...