A ran into a turkish friend of mine yesterday evening – not the one who was hitting on me. She declared I was crazy and told me to find someone local. “I’ll hook you up with a nice Turkish girl,” she said. Great, just what I need: Another chick I don’t want. I’ll grant her the argument about distance, of course. I’m not keen on dating someone on the other side of the world. That’ll never work out. That is one of the essential problems I am facing. I can’t seem to hook up with any local girls that I get along with, to phrase it neutrally.