Several men offered to buy her a drink, but none of them was her type.
Eventually, dejected and depressed, she left the bar and went home.
When I first received a Facebook friend request from Neo Mc Kibben, my friend's therapy dog at Northridge Hospital, it was the first of many pet profiles that arrived in my inbox.
As one in ten pets now has a social media profile, it's no wonder that these niche dating and social networking sites are popping up on the Internet.
Neo now has 264 friends and a relationship status of "It's Complicated." Neo graduated in 2005 from Therapy Dogs Inc.
and has worked at several hospitals in the Los Angeles area, quite an impressive bio for another pet to consider friending or mating with.
Visit her at Cyber Dating for dating advice and follow @Julie Spira on Twitter.
1985: Marian, an unmarried 25-year-old resident of Chicago, felt lonely one evening. Then she walked downstairs from her second-floor apartment, hailed a cab, and took an expensive ride to a singles bar several miles away.
2015: Marian, an unmarried 25-year-old resident of Chicago, felt lonely one evening.
She pushed some popcorn into the microwave and logged on to her Tinder smartphone app. She swiped their profiles to indicate interest, and before her kernels had popped she was texting with one of them.
We buy high-end purses such as the JCLA Boutique's Rescue Me Totes for our dogs to reside in while driving around town.