Dateless in Podunk: Is It Time To MOOve?

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Dear Second Acts;

I live in a tiny town in Illinois. Fifteen years ago I was the homecoming queen and the valedictorian of my class. But after I graduated from medical school, my mother got sick and I came back home. She has since passed away, but I have a good practice…sort of a big fish in a small pond. A very small pond. More like a puddle. I was in a serious relationship for a few years and it just recently fell apart. Well, not that recently…about four months ago. The guy was cheating on me. I’m just now venturing back out into the dating scene. I’m scared. I’m extremely hesitant to get close to anybody. I know I’ve constructed all kinds of barriers and I hate feeling this way. Plus, there just aren’t that many eligible bachelors around here. There aren’t even very many ineligible ones. Let me put it this way, around here the cow-to-man ratio is about a hundred to one. Any suggestions?  Thanks,

Stranded in Podunk

Dear Stranded;

You bet I’ve got a suggestion: Get the heck out of Podunk! Hop in your car and drive here right now. I’m not kidding. I’ll find you a guy in ten minutes. Do you know how rare of a commodity you’d be inL.A.? A beautiful woman with a beautiful brain, who doesn’t want to be in show business and isn’t looking for a sugar daddy? You’ll be beating eligible bachelors off you with a stick. Are you a beach person or a mountain person? Email me what you’re looking for house-wise, and I’ll find you six fabulous options before you step off the plane. Seriously. Start packing. Now.California, here you come!


PS. In case you thought I was kidding, I wasn’t. I’ve got four guys in mind for you already. No, five. And there’s a place for rent across the street from me that would be the perfect soft spot to land while you’re getting established. Are you packing yet? For god’s sake, what are you waiting for?

By Cynthia Amas of Second Acts Dating Service
This “advice” column is the result of art overtaking life. When author Julia Dumont created her leading lady, Cynthia Amas, for her Second Acts novels, she had no idea how domineering her character would become. Cynthia, a man-challenged matchmaker, insisted on writing her own dating advice blog. Julia tried to explain that fictional characters don’t usually write advice blogs for real people, but Cynthia was undaunted. The result is not your average dating blog, but it’s just as funny, irreverent and delightfully crazy as Cynthia.  Should you take her advice? Read on and decide for yourself.

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