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|Thu, 07-27-2006 - 11:28pm|
So yeah, I know there is no Prince Charming (no Santa Claus either), and most of the time I know I am lucky --I had a good marriage for many years before it failed, my kids are great, I have a good job. When I started dating, it hasn't been too bad. Even though I'm chubby, over-educated and fifty, I have found a few guys that I could date online. I even aroused interest (briefly) in a real-life acquaintance. But . . .
The real-life acquaintance faded away after two lunches and a coffee. He may or may not reappear. (I don't want to ask him out because it would be awkward since we have mutual friends. I might invite him to a party next time I give one.) None of the online dates has been worth dating more than twice.
Every once in a while I find a guy online that is a possible, that looks attractive and has a profile that is really appealing (as opposed to "just okay.") And with one exception, these guys aren't interested in me. (The one exception didn't work out when we met.) I'm discouraged now because e-harmony matched me with someone who I could have been interested in, for a change, and even before I got to the e-harmony site he had closed the match. It's like the guys with a level of education and professional success that matches mine just aren't interested in someone like me. (They may want younger, skinnier, less successful--how do I know?)
Thanks for listening.