I got to thinking last week that if I were thrown back into the dating pool at this age, I would most likely just have to become a nun. Do people do that in their 40’s? Don’t get me wrong, I love my hubby and have about the same chance of getting a divorce that I have of being the next Sports Illustrated cover model. But just trying to imagine how I would go about finding someone special at this point in my life is mind-boggling.
When I logged on to the computer this morning, there was a small ad in the lower corner that said “50+ Singles”. My first thought was “Wow, they sure don’t offer you many possible matches”. Then my coffee started kicking in and I realized that they were singles OVER THE AGE OF 50. How much over? Why do I need to be targeted with this ad? I can imagine the profiles:
Bob Brown, a young 67, enjoys walks on the beach (slowly, I had a knee replacement), a glass of wine (only one, I am on heart meds), smoothies (I add fiber to mine), and daily naps. Please call if you have given up all of your youth and are ready for boredom!
Where would I meet men? Let’s see, I work at elementary schools where 99% of the staff are women. I go to soccer games with the kids, and there are men there…..but these men are dads, which means they have kids. That brings a whole new set of dating issues. The grocery store is a hotbed of men, most of whom are from the nearby senior center. The way they look at you when they are checking out the melons is creepy. But younger men? A bit younger wouldn’t matter at this stage, but throw more than 10 years between us and I would feel like I had to cut his dinner into small bites and ask him to tuck in his shirt.
So now I have one more reason to remain happily married….