Single Over 50?

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Registered: 09-15-2008
Single Over 50?
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 9:49am

Hi, Everyone!

This is my first time posting on this board. I usually hang out at the Divorced/Separated board, or the Single Moms Dating Site--though I haven't dated since my divorce last June. I've been lurking here, though, and you seem like a really nice, warm-hearted group of women.

I am 53, divorced since last June after a 32 year marriage. My XH had some anger and control issues and refused to touch me during the last nine years of our marriage; I had to get out to save what was left of myself.

I'd really like to communicate with other folks my age who are also 50-plus and single. It just seems like we'd have so much in common, and I'm discovering that 50 and single is way different than 30 and single. I haven't seen posts on this board about that, so maybe I'm not knocking on the right door? In which case, where DO I go? I'm not looking for a dating site--just someplace I can communicate with people in the same boat.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

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Registered: 10-16-2002
Thu, 04-01-2010 - 6:31am

Welcome juliegirl. Most of the ladies here are married but a few aren't. Married or single though we welcome you to come in and visit whenever you want to share part of your day. I am Dianne from Texas. I'm very married to a very lucky man and we are raising a kindergarten kid who keeps us running every day.




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Registered: 03-28-2003
Fri, 04-02-2010 - 10:35am

Hi Julie and welcome.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 04-03-2010 - 2:26am

Hello, Julie! We welcome you to 50 & Fab! You'll find most of the members here are married, most of them for several years, however, that does not stop you from settling in and getting acquainted with us.

I was single when I was in my early 50s, however, due to self employment and getting my cleaning business going, I didn't date too much. I'd just ended my second marriage, and wasn't too much interested in a new relationship.

I was in some volunteer work, and a few citizen band (2-way radios) clubs, met lots of folks, married and single, and attended lots of affairs the clubs put on like dances, campouts, etc. It was fun back in those younger years, but I've outgrown all that now.

l'm a widow now, and have been for several years. l'm sure you'll fit in here just fine, for we share lots of typical "women stuff" here, and no, because most are married, we don't talk much about dating and the like.

Just give us a try and see what you think! We always welcome new ladies here, with fresh ideas and lifestyles. My name is Liz, and I'm the community leader on the board. Again, Welcome! We'd love to get to know more about you!


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