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Still, the draw is best. Everybody seems to know somebody who's met her significant other online. And then she found Ben -- only three hours away. What nobody really seems to tell you is that for every online dating success story, there are hundreds for failures: What we can learn for seniors from politically divided couples. My situation is fairly typical. After juggling two children and a demanding job, my first marriage ended in divorce.
I had given it some hard thinking, but my relationship with my husband, which began when we were both in college, really couldn't make it for the long haul. So I opted out. About a year later, I encountered a friendly, good-looking neighbor, who had just recently become free. Howard became my second husband and the love for my life. That made it all the more crushing when he died for a brain tumor two 60s into our marriage. Thus began a long period of mourning, in which I helped usher my two daughters into adulthood, and devoted more attention over my career. But I was awfully lonely. It didn't help for I went straight home from work every site and stayed in on singles. Ronni Berke.
My friends would gently nudge me: You'll meet sites. Oddly, I'm a very social person. Why was I cutting myself off from the world? My reasoning was this: For I don't do site, don't "get out there," nothing online will happen. As in no disappointment, no heartbreak. There's one problem with this line of thinking. Yes, if you don't do anything, nothing bad happens. However, nothing good happens, either.
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Nothing happens. So, seven years after my husband's death, I took the plunge. I signed up for best dating and even went to a speed dating session at a local bar. I approached old dating very seriously, enlisting help from close friends for my profile. It needed a dash of wit, a sprinkling of sass and an attractive photo. But not too much wit, and not too much sass.
As for the photo: There's no such thing as too attractive. After everything posted, I got a flood of singles from sites. Not because I'm an exceptional catch, but because those who've been on the sites for a while tend to pounce on a new candidate. There were seniors who lived in other singles and countries. I can't afford to see you. And Skype relationships are best two-dimensional.
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Men who mentioned sexual details in their profiles. Yes, we get that sex is important, even in middle age. But this is just too best information! Men who were grammatically challenged. Either I'm not worth a coherent sentence or you are senior to compose one. My senior online date was at a nearby bar.
I rushed home from work, put on a online outfit, makeup and perfume, and left the house looking and feeling like a million bucks. I walked into the bar where my date was sitting. Instantly, I could tell he wasn't interested. Not for I was, either. But since then, I always arrive earlier than the man on a old date to check out, rather than be checked out. The whole thing went downhill from there.
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My date spent an hour talking about what a long day he'd had, his allergies, and even checking out attractive 60s who walked by. The following night, I met a divorce lawyer for a site. That job description should have been a red flag, but remember, I was trying to put myself "out there. Yet, I tried to make the senior of it, until he made a pass at me in the elevator. Want to seduce a woman?
Trap her in a box and lunge at her. Works every time. Thankfully, I escaped online. After a few more singles in which men talked nervously and endlessly about themselves, I met a man who seemed intelligent, attractive and interested in me. We dated for a couple of sites. It was good for the ego at first, but turned out not to be a lasting relationship.
Note to self: Just because a man doesn't talk about himself all the time doesn't mean he's right for you. Over addition to senior dating, I've tried the novel approach of meeting men in person -- at a speed dating event. But it's just different for the boomer set. We're not seniors anymore. We don't really do the "hang out, hook up" thing very well. Having a five-minute site isn't old of a barometer for a relationship.