I am convinced that "chance encounters" rarely end up as long term relationships. And I really do not believe that meeting in an establishment designed for the consumption of alcohol that impairs judgement is a good starting point either. Captain Morgan was a pirate, and his advice is suspect.
I'm using the online approach due to the nature of my career choice. I love what I do, the income is great, but I've lost my evenings. I do, however, have weekends off.
I also think my personality has narrowed my options a good bit. Sure, I'm sarcastic, and I find humor in everything. If we didn't all love to laugh, we would be hiding in a basement or a dungeon or somesuch. Just because I don't agree with you on everything doesn't mean I don't like or respect you. I will flat out say when I don't like something, because I won't get offended or angry if you do the same. I like space, you probably do too. You can go somewhere without me, I'm not going to track your every move and panic because I don't know where you are at all times. I believe that's called "trust". I am affectionate, and I will compliment you on the little things. If you go to the trouble to do something or help out, I will notice. And I will tell you. Society could benefit from more courtesy and positive reinforcement.
I'm not opposed to alcohol and it's related revelry, I just don't do it very often. I can pass by a drink, but I will not do the same for a historical marker. If something happened here, I have to know about it. George Washington sneezed here, JEB Stuart captured a Federal supply train there, that sort of thing. All era's, all sides of the story. I love history. Period. I travel a lot, and often times it's a dual purpose visit. I'll enjoy the beauty and culture of a place even more if I know about it's past.
Thanks to the marvels of modern technology,(electronic cigarettes) I quit smoking a few months ago. I can taste things again!