How long have you been doing OLD?

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Registered: 10-16-2006
How long have you been doing OLD?
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Wed, 04-21-2010 - 6:21am

I'm going into my third year with OLD, and just wondered how many years (or months, LOL) others have been doing it? Have you had any relationships with men you've met online?

I have taken a few breaks, but for the majority of the time, I've had my profile visible. It's been slow this year--I haven't met even one guy. I haven't been on a date since September. I'm 55, BTW.

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Registered: 10-16-2006
Sun, 05-09-2010 - 8:40pm

Like you, if it weren't for OLD, I pretty much wouldn't date either.

I have not been contacting men first. I've heard great success stories of women who have made the first contact, so I am not categorically opposed to it. I think a lot my "problem" is where I live. It's a medium-sized city without a lot to choose from in the first place (yeah, I know I could move). It's really funny though, that all the men who contacted me (and that I met), I never saw them in my searches, I don't know why that is.

The other "problem" is my age. It's just tougher when you're older, I don't care what anyone says.

But I'm not giving up.

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Registered: 05-06-2010
Mon, 05-10-2010 - 12:53pm
I never contact men first. I want someone who is interested in me specifically and not just passing the time until he spots someone he really wants. I get plenty of men contacting me, but very few that I am interested in. I'm not desperate and prefer quality to quantity.
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Registered: 04-22-2009
Tue, 05-11-2010 - 5:40pm

<<I never contact men first.>>


to each his own.


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i contacted dh first (via yahoo! personals) -- and am SO glad that I did. He had overlooked my profile because I was separated. When I wrote to him, he went back and took another look at my profile and he wrote me back.

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