Dating after 55 stories
There is something in the anonymity of these sites that makes conversation easy and I have made a number of friends whom I regularly chat with.
I found that there are indeed a healthy number of people who use these sites to seek out, dare I say, relationships.
I assume the reason for this is they can get younger women to respond to them, so why would they go for me when they have a chance with the 45 year-old version of me?
If their first wife was their age, like a college sweetheart or whatever, they probably feel entitled to a newer model, so to speak. It’s frustrating, not to mention depressing and more than a little humiliating.
It’s as though moving from the early 50s to the mid 50s is some kind of death-knell for a dating life.
Having spent my life as a professional communicator, I have to think I am at least a decent storyteller. You have to understand, I stopped dating before the age of the Internet, so there have been 21 years in which a new infrastructure had been built up that I had not been privy to, but again, I am rallying.
“He’s a director,” I told my friend L., absently fiddling with the lighter in my hand. The professional dating sites like Match.com, are more complex.
In other words, knowingly sends me matches that are probably not realistic for me to pursue.
When I have emailed some of those guys, I never hear back.
I’m guessing they check out my profile, see my age, and probably read no further.