I spent the last week reading strange dating profiles and emails from strange men, wondering if there are any age-appropriate educated, nice, single guys out there. The dry spell continues. I guess this is my fault since I could be enjoying a tickling session with a married man or chivalry and fantastic orgasms with a transient convention goer, or even a ménage a trois with an attractive couple in their 40s.
I don’t have a sense of shock anymore. The dating life for a woman in her 60s is a lot like encounters with aliens in The Outer Limits. Who are these creatures writing to me? I have become almost blasé about the variety of male idiosyncrasies.
At the same time, I no longer have adrenalin surges when I match with a guy, when a guy I “like” also “likes” me, or when a guy winks at or favorites me. Why? For some reason, none of these indications of interest mean that the fellow in question will take action. I don’t know whether the winks and flirtations are a game or the way unavailable men show appreciation.
Since picking my “matches” from the DC metro area is not working and because I am tired of this dry spell, I expanded my geographic search on the dating sites and apps. Now I can choose from the uneducated, strange, and short ones several hundred miles away.
Do you detect a hint of sarcasm, frustration, and anger? Yes.
To fully appreciate my week, read the following evidence while having a lovely meal of pappardelle with mushrooms:
From a married ticklish guy who wrote me to tell me I was not nice when I didn’t respond to his lunch invitation:
From a man who offers a 72 hour special:
From Ménage à Trois R Them (accompanied by a NSFW or this blog photo of 3 sets of intertwined legs):
From an out of shape emotional mess who still wants some fun:
From a man who needs a class in personal marketing:
And that, dear readers, is a snapshot of my week in the Outer Limits. Send your comments! Most of all send your sympathy. And if you know any single guys, send them my way. It couldn’t be any more of a shot in the dark than online dating.
Until next week, happy dating or not dating.