She has actually been a fan of Craigslist for years. Her dating advice for others is simple: “If you listen, he’ll tell you who he really is.
The comic spends plenty of time on the pages for TV and film gigs — back in 2005, she and her kids starred in an award-winning documentary called “Vegucated,” where they went vegan for six weeks. Ellen might not have found her Craigslist Prince Charming yet, but she does have three dates lined up at the moment — dates she's already spoken to on the phone and will meet for the first in a public place during the day to ensure safety. You dont want to make the mistake where you get involved with someone.
So why, Ellen, would you take your quest to the land of apartment scams and Ikea dressers?
Surprisingly, she says, people are more honest there. Ellen has dabbled in online dating for almost two decades. And for a few years, I had profiles on Match and J-Date up at the same time.” Ellen's voice is warm and inviting. But as anyone who has spent more than five minutes in the dating scene knows, finding a true partner can be like searching for Waldo (as in “Where’s? And Waldo, Ellen says, was not on any of the dating sites she signed up for.
You have to have a good attitude, and you have to learn to laugh at everything, Ellen informs me, recalling a lewd email she received in response to her G-rated ad.
She told me a handful of tales as old as time about her dating horror stories.
Exhaustive stories with similar endings: dishonest people always get caught being dishonest.
Here's her ad: The full text reads: The dating world has changed a lot since I got divorced. I love stand-up comedy, film, TV, theater, music, cruises, coffee, museums. Please don't respond if you are alcoholic or smoke pot/use any drugs, or are married/involved with someone else, or are under 45. "It used to be a thing no one understood or wanted to talk about," she recalls.
"Like something was wrong with you if you had to take that path to get a date." But along with the advent of online dating, and the dozens and dozens of sites created to make finding companionship easy, she figured out the cold, hard, truth: any site can promise to make you a match, but paying .99 a month to find love doesn’t necessarily mean love will find you.
I also subscribe to ye olde adage “Just say no to sex with anti-choicers.” These prerequisites can make it difficult to find a contender.