That's especially true for the current generation of gay men, many of whom came of age finding dates online. Pizarro, a 36-year-old entrepreneur, is eager to provide just that.
And while many gays have had as much luck finding Internet love as their straight friends and family members, some are looking for an alternative. In January, he launched Desert Introductions, a Phoenix company that brings together career-oriented gay men for dinners and cocktail mixers.
He's introducing gay men to each other in a casual, pressure-free environment, using a style of introduction service that would have been familiar to their grandmothers.
"I started Desert Introductions so people could have a comfortable place where they could meet other people that they would normally be friends with, in a non-threatening environment where they're able to have fun," Pizarro said.
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Members fill out a short online questionnaire and talk about their interests during a phone interview.
Groups of six or eight are selected to have dinner at an upscale restaurant.
Before each event, members receive biographies of the other dinner guests. Prices start at for two dinners and go up to 5 for 15, meals not included.
"You can't have a bad time drinking wine and talking to other people," Pizarro said.
Our members are outstanding men and women who live full and active lives and typically cannot be found in a bar or online.