In this Wednesday’s SIMC epi, we have the Sweet as Pie:
Ali from The Way I See It,
on location in the Valley, CA!
Describe the ‘Dating Scene’ in your city:

Upon reading this out loud (yes, I do that sometimes), my sister said “horrible.” And while I wouldn’t necessarily go
that far, I will say that dating around these parts is really tough. You see, even if you live in the valley (which I do), you’ll still find yourself dating in LA since a) it’s the closest city and b) there’s not a tons of ways to meet people outside of it (cough cough, here, cough cough!). I find myself constantly frustrated after nights out – whether they be in bars, clubs, etc. – because the way I see it, your odds of finding a genuinely good guy are kinda slim. Which is a perfect segue to the next question.

Are you an Online Dater?

I never EVER thought I’d say this, but yes. I’ve just recently begun online dating and am not sure what to make of it just yet. As I mentioned before, I reached a point where I was just over the LA nightlife scene and was starting to become the dreaded C word: cynical. I refuse to be a Miranda Hobbs so here I am, attempting to navigate a different kind of dating world. Sigh…

Guys you Avoid like the PLAGUE:

Guys with no sense of humor are immediately out in my book. And I do mean out! That’s probably the first thing I look for in a guy. If they have no motivation, that’s a turn off for me as well. I’m not saying you have to know exactly what you want to do in life (hell, I’m sort of confused in that area!), but without any sort of determination, what do you have? And lastly, I won’t date a bro. You know, those guys that wear the high socks, own a motorbike and guzzle beer 24/7. I hate to sound close-minded, but I had a bad experience with one of those types and I can’t deal with it again!

Any Specific “Type” of Guy that runs rampant in your city?

I live in LA, so that’s a big fat Y-E-S! I’d call ‘em playboys. A playboy = a bimbo lovin’, one night standin’, frosted tips wearin’ guy (among other things). They’ve gotten smart though, and can be found disguised as a nice guy. Ladies beware, haha!

Fave Date Spots:

I’m pretty low maintenance, so if there’s good food and good wine and/or cocktails, I’m all over it. But creativity is fun too. I was dating someone a few months ago and we went to Whole Foods, got cheese and wine and had a picnic on the beach. Very fun.

Staple Go-To Date Outy:

I love bright colors, but I also like to keep it fairly simple. So here’s an example! PS: I’m heel-obsessed. So cliche but it’s the truth.

Most Romantic Attribute of your city:

This is an easy one. We’ve got the beach! I’d be crazy to say that that’s not one of the most romantic places, and we’ve got some of the best (Malibu especially). And I know that the beach isn’t necessarily in LA, but it’s very close (20 minutes away work for ya?) so I had to include it.

Thank you Ali from the Valley!!
Yay to another online dater 😉

And thanks for the ‘bro’ breakdown – never knew about this…
And frosted tips…soo
not my favs – lol!

Mid-week kissies,

p.s. make sure to check back every Wednesday for another episode of my “Single in My City” Series!


p.p.s. please feel free to email me if you are interested in participating in SIMC!!!