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Argh! I'm sorry to hear it. Dating when you're 22 vs. 28 is very different. You're older, wiser, and savvier! You can't go back to the same watering holes to look for mates anymore because your expectations are a lot higher now. So, I think you need to get more creative with your venues. Here are a few suggestions:
The Dry Cleaners // Prospecting
The probability is high that single dudes who frequent the dry cleaners have respectable wardrobes and/or J-O-B-S. Why not hang around a little longer next time you drop off your soiled goodies? Keep your eyes peeled, stay alert, you might just find someone that turns your crank! Hopefully you'll be making sweet new stains together.
Friends of Friends // Vetting
I'm a big advocate of dating friends of friends. Why? Your friends have already done the vetting for you! Plus, they care about you and have your best interest in mind. They certainly wouldn't want you to get hurt by an asshole (even if the asshole is their friend, too.) Just keep in mind that breaking up with friends of friends can be a little tricky, but it's a risk to assume if you're going to go this route.
Volunteer // Aligning
Instead of waking up hung-the-fuck-over next to some strange douchebag on a Saturday morning, why not volunteer your time for an organization/candidate whose mission/message you strongly believe in? You can do some good and potentially meet someone of interest at the same time. The best part about this is that the people you'll meet here will most likely share your core values.