Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Signs of Being Unwanted

I was opening my e-mail. There it was, three more gentlemen that I should check out. I have debated dumping my account. Most of the guys are fine, normal people. Very active. Never knew so many over 40 men like to run marathons and walk on the beach.

I don't marathon. I have no beach to walk on. Anyway, I go check out the fellas that were sent to me as eligible candidates. I see this at the bottom of one of the potential matches:

Mind you, I didn't go looking for this guy; he was selected because some algorithm thought it was a good idea.

I can't be older than 45 years old?

Yes, I can.

Yes, I am. The killer that caused me to laugh is that there was an ad for a mature dating service. It featured way younger than I am women who would be willing to date guys over 40.

Cleavage apparently is an important qualification.

You have to laugh or you will go stark raving bonkers.


  1. I'm sure the right guy will pop up soon, a guy who won't care if you're over 45 ;)

  2. I dunno. If 45 is the cutoff then I am in big trouble. :-)

    I think it will be ok. I don't think I'm ready to day 70 year old men yet. I think they want the under 45 too.

    It is about acceptance. I'm accepting that there is a group of men my age who really don't want to date women of their age.

    The good news is that I'm not looking for them. I'm not even really looking anymore.

    I'm just being. That keeps me busy.

  3. I've known some women who met their husbands on a dating service...everybody knows ONE, or they wouldn't be so popular...but the marriage stories are scarcer than hens' teeth. The bulk of the stories are about AWFUL! Be careful out there! And may you be lucky, too.