Even if I did change my attitude, though, what would that change about my dating life? Probably nothing. I'd still be stuck in this boring place with no viable options, except I'd be forcing myself to be positive for no reason.
The solution really is to hit the restart button. To find a new job in a better environment working with people around my age and not where I'm at now where all of my coworkers are 65-year-old men. I need to get back to an area that has things for me to do that I enjoy, but fuck, you tell me how that easy it is to do in this economy when in order to get a job, you need to have a job (ruling out quitting the one I have and moving somewhere I actually want to live) and in my discussions with others seeking jobs outside where they live, employers in bigger cities aren't bothering to look at anyone who has to relocate since there's already a ton of unemployed people right under their noses.
Like I said: Stuck.