online when you're 60

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Registered: 08-18-2008
online when you're 60
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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 8:50pm

I put my profile on Match about two weeks ago and got a 3-mt. membership and put 59 on my profile even though I'm 60, so I wasn't sure if I would get any response.  Things have kind of slowed up, and I'm just wondering if it's a lost cause.   I do have one I'm supposed to meet later this week.  Should I also join a free site, too, or start hangin the bar scene?  I really can't join any clubs right now, because of work and finances, little free time.  That seems to go hand in hand with being single.  I decided not to do Match's Stir event happy hr., because I think everyone will be younger.   They will have more of these in the future.  Maybe I should just get a cat.

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Registered: 06-07-2004
Wed, 08-08-2012 - 3:34pm
I agree, I used to have model of it when I was younger.
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Registered: 12-27-2001
Mon, 08-13-2012 - 10:36pm

Hi there, 

Glad to see some of the old OLD crowd here, posting excellent thoughts and advice. I agree with it all. 

OLD isn't easy, at least, not usually. Since it's a numbers game, you've got to plug at getting your numbers up, emailing, responding, working the room. 

Taking a break now myself, but when i make a comeback, I might take it slow. Not like the old days when I had multiple phone calls in one day and multiple dates in a week. (OK, not EVERY week.) I liked those balls in the air and several pots on the back burner. (I never exaggerate.)

Make sure you have F-U-N, go dancing, wine tasting, whatever you love. Don't let the number *60* slow you down. 

 

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Registered: 08-18-2008
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 6:59pm
I haven't emailed anyone yet, but I've met two people so far. The 2nd meet I mentioned a spot to meet, and then he suggested a spot, so I agreed since I knew where it was. When I arrived, I was impressed with this person, but as the night wore on, I realized something wasn't quite right, and he was evasive about his employmt. I said I had to leave after a couple cocktails and he walked me to my car. Then he tells me he walked to the restaurant and could I drive him home, that he wanted me to sleep on his sofa and then we would go sailing in the morning. I declined the offer. I brushed him off the next day when he sent me a message, and now I'm thinking it might be a good idea to carry some mace or whatever.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 08-21-2012 - 8:12pm

Seriously how do you get multiple men interested?  I found it took a lot of work even to get one at a time--like after sending out many, many first emails & getting no response or the people who would contact me were so bad (no education, bad looking, menial jobs where I am a professional w/ a grad degree) I just gave it all up.  I am still not getting dates but at least I'm not wasting my time on the computer--instead I'm going out & having fun w/ male & female friends.

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