Online dating gives people too many options of who to date. People have lost their attention spans. I want human contact. The more and more people get comfortable with using dating apps, the less and less human contact I seem to get. Sometimes I text for days with someone and never even get the opportunity to meet them in person. Well, I suck at texting. I used to go out a lot more but lately, the idea of going out for a drink in hopes of meeting someone sounds exhausting and not fun at all.
Going out as a single woman is not what it used to be. No one asks to buy us drinks , and surprise surprise, most guys are swiping on dating apps while at a bar filled with single women! No one sets anyone up anymore. Even my taken friends who have single guy friends have never attempted to try and set me up. My boyfriend has this great friend you should meet.
Even friends and family have left it to dating apps to do the matchmaking for their loved ones. I want romance. After so many dating experiences on online dating, there have been a few decent ones and even a few good ones. But I had to go on a lot of terrible dates before I found one of those. Check out Relationship Hero a site where highly trained relationship coaches get you, get your situation, and help you accomplish what you want.
You immediately connect with an awesome coach on text or over the phone in minutes. Go for it. But in my experience, real life is so much better. A swipe only takes 2 seconds though and assuming you keep the first message short that is only a few more seconds. I have a hard time saying it was a success considering the impending divorce but I was successful at finding a relationship and dates.
This I feel is a solid piece of advice. My issue is I have a hard time shaking the "I want to date" mentality. I've been single for 4 years so it's kind of hard to just go looking for "friends" when the asocial part of me doesn't really want new friends. I get that, but keep in mind that a girlfriend is basically a best friend that you have sex with.
It's hanging out and doing the same stuff that you would do with any platonic friend. If you don't want to do those things with a friend, then you'll hate being in a relationship. I agree with that sentiment. What annoys me is that I've had numerous women try to claim me as a "bestfriend. I'm a very genrous person whom actually enjoys helping others.
I noticed that this can be dangerous for me as it gets very taxing with women. I've had a lot of female friends that have a lot of "maintenance" that I don't have with my guy friends. Due to this I try to avoid expanding the pool of female friends I already have unless there's a mutual understanding.
I'd prefer to date first, assess compatibility then move forward from there. The ides of friendship first then whatever after seems a bit confusing. I find that whole one-sided love interest thing a big bummer. I do not allow women whom I have no interest in to be my friends if I have no interest in them.
It seems like a cruel selfish kind of torture. And I stopped friendships with women I'm interested in who have no interest in me. Having romantic interest in someone tends to cloud ones judgement. I believe dating is the stange in which you build your friendship before you decide if you actually want to be in a relationship with that person.
If only one person is building towards a relationship it just seems like a big waste of time and resources. If a guy can't keep up with "friend maintenance," he's not boyfriend material. I'd start with that. Bruh i'm sorry, but I'm not here for 3 to 4 times a week going to peoples houses to fix shit, listen to them complain about guys, give rides, possibly beat up other men There is a lot of extra stuff that comes with male female relationships that would normally fall on a boyfriend.
I am not trying to do all the crap these chicks boyfriends don't want to do. That's just stupid and people like you are the reason women settle into relationships with horrible men. Your rebuttals have no logical grounds at all. If I want a "friend" there are plenty of men I can be friends with.
I do not need to befriend females there's nothing I couldn't get from a male-male friendship. These are not women I'm dating this is platonic friendship. I literally had a female friend block me from texting her because I was too busy to talk on the phone one day. We were not dating, us being in a relationship was not an option as there was no interest on either end.
She messages me on instagram a few weeks later to say hi. That is the kind of nonsense that happens dealing with female friends. Another female friend I had has a horrible taste in men. I currently have it out for a guy she's dealing with because he ran his mouth off to me because he believed me and her had something going on behind his back.
Our friendships is on hold because he's paying all her bills and me beating on him would jeopardize her living situation. I have my close friends. Our friendships work, the few female friends I have withoit drama filled lives I'm fine with. I'm not on tbe market to be making all kinds of pointless shallow friendships. So realize, you don't know me, you don't know my life.
I asked simple questions and I get a parade of simps jumping down my throat because of phrasing. This is why you should actually practice getting to genuinely be friends with girls first. So practice dropping those kinds of people, man or woman, from your life in pursuit of another genuine friendship. There's a clear distinction between dating and friendship for you and feel that you shouldn't give that up.
One thing that always helped me I'm kinda introverted when meeting new people is to focus more on them and always try to find something about them that I find exciting. As for places to meet people, bars are still the shit. You might still have to deal with some flakiness, but that's just modern day dating culture. The better your first interactions become, the less it will happen. There's nothing wrong with having the mentality of wanting to date.
It's just We get that you're happy with your friends and do not want "new" ones, but the best romantic relationships are ones where you can say your partner is your best friend. My fiance IS my best friend. Sure, we have sex on the regular and are affectionate with each other every day, but we also laugh together, invest in hobbies together, hang out with our other friends together, say stupid shit to each other, etc And that's what makes our relationship great. I've just never seen anyone meet another person and then get romantically involved.
Maybe it does happen. There's also the numbers game aspect. I started a new hobby 2 years ago. Spent at least 5 hours a week on it, group activity. As a result, I've met some 15 new people. That's about 30 hours per a person. The return of investment is very low for these sorta things if your goal is just to meet new people.
With dating sites, you can at best go through hundreds of profiles every hour. The difference is absolutely massive, factor of or something. For me, I started the hobby also because it was fun in on itself, so I don't lament those 2 years, but also I don't see how the math is ever gonna work out in favor of meeting someone date-able during this lifetime of mine.
My coworker met his wife through a meetup group. My fiance and I met through friends and then grew close because of our mutual hobby rock climbing. My fiance's best friend met his girlfriend through a mutual hobby. So there are couples who meet through social activities and develop relationships because of said activities. It's possible you're focusing too much on the activity itself rather than the people?
You're supposed to focus on the activity. People doing some unrelated stuff is just awkward at best, and really creepy at worst. To me it's a chance to be with people without being labeled a creep, which is great, and I enjoy every moment of it. Of course you should still give some focus to the activity, since that is your interest, but if you put too much emphasis on strictly the activity itself, then how can you develop relationships with the people participating with you?
My point was more around the social aspect when participating in the activity. I have absolutely no idea. My best guess is that it's either attractive people privilege or black magic. I've stopped worrying about it, I spent decades trying to figure that shit out and I got pretty darn close to nowhere. Not being creep and still getting to talk to people is fun though.
The second step is hanging out with those people when you're not participating in the group. If someone seems cool, male or female, just ask them to hang out sometime. Even the guys in your group know women that you'd never meet otherwise. And if someone in your group happens is an attractive woman that you'd like to date, then invite her to "hang out" one-on-one at a date-like spot at night.
Maybe there's no one in your current group that you want to date. That's fine too. Just keep putting yourself around new people and you'll eventually meet someone. BTW, I think 30 hours of your time is an excellent return on investment if it leads to making a friend and also gives you access to their entire social network of friends.
I've been asked for these hangouts actually. It's been fun. But then it's another activity and again, it's an activity we do together. Actually I've been thinking this might be how it happens for normal people, you just notice shared interests and then you kinda grow a bond over them.
I've had many men kinda share their interests with me and I've found them cool to hang out with and all that sorta stuff. I used to think with women relationships could start in similar fashion. But yeah, I don't know, they just don't. At least, I've never seen it happen. I've never quite figured out how my friends found their wives or husbands or fiances either, they tell me stories but those are basically just "our eyes crossed and I wanted to marry her".
One friend of mine is a serial monogamist, the guy doesn't even leave his house much but after one relationship goes down, he has next one ready within weeks with someone he just met. I've known some of his girlfriends too, cool gals, I just can't imagine how on Earth they got together. Basically, you're telling me this could happen, but based on everything I've seen in this world, it just never does. I said I met 15 people, not befriended 15 people.
Two of them I'm kind of in the process of befriending I think because they're cool guys, others I interacted with some and I basically got to know them and share some bond with them, even though I really can't be calling them friends.
And even with these two guys, I don't really see most of their social circles, only some aspects of it. And for what it's worth, it's all male. How do I go to an event because I'm looking for someone to date, but not treat it as looking for someone to date? I'm clearly not doing these things because I enjoy them, so how do you motivate yourself do the extra work? You have to go to these events with the thought that friendship is its own reward. If you join a Meetup group and make platonic friends, then it was time well spent.
Don't go to these groups only because only you're looking to date. As a bonus, every friend you make has their own social network of friends, co-workers, family members, etc. If you get close enough to someone, you'll eventually meet some of their social network. That's where the dating part comes in. And if you're not interested in making friends, then I think you have to ask yourself if you really want a relationship. Depending on the circumstances. I can easily pull girls to smash from bars and clubs.
Stop looking for girls and make yourself someone a girl would want to date. Be polite, have interests other than gaming. Go outside for a walk. You could meet someone on a walk. That's a horrible observation of my post. I'm not opposed to going out because I believe there will be couples. I'm opposed to going out because I am an asocial person. Take note that I said "asocial" ane not "antisocial. I'm very good at having decently engaging conversations.
It's mentally and emotionally trying to engage with people. Anxiety also plays a big part. I'm not a boastful person so the whole "make yourself someone a girl would want to date" shtick wouldnt work in my favor. Women don't typically want to date quiet reserved men, you have to approach and engage them.
I have other interests outside of gaming. They are reading, poetry, art, dancing, anime. Something contrary to what you I had my first indirect interaction with someone due to my interest in gaming. He decides to come over and join in on the conversation.
With him he broght a single woman who was also interested in the same game. I'm more so interested in the where over the how. I know how to engage it's just difficult given me being me. I'm not interested in becoming a different person to attract people I likely wouldn't be intersted in to begin with. Gaming is a great hobby if you want to meet other men and form friendships with other men. Unfortunately the hobby can push women away, even if those women want to play video games.
It can be a very hostile atmosphere for women to participate in so finding someone through gaming isn't a viable strategy. Lol I wouldn't say all that. I think i'm a decent human. I just have to get out of my head sometimes. Thanks though. Well you like the game you play "in the comfort of your own home", don't you? Or shit if you have a guild you roll with, ask around if any of them are in your area or if they know anyone that is.
I speak from experience, I used to hang out with my some players from my maplestory guild. Stretching it out more, go to a comic shop or video game themed bar if there are any in your area, they tend to have more like-minded people, especially if they're hosting events like unboxings or How-to-plays or retro nights. There's launch parties, tournaments, video game orchestras, board game nights, all sorts of things that attract people who also enjoy playing games in the comfort of their own homes.
There are plenty of ways to do things outside that are at least tangently related to something you like, which is what people mean when they say "do something you like". Most people out anywhere are going to be couples, since most people go out with other people and couples always have one person who's likely to be available. Them's the breaks. I'm not interested in being the 3rd wheel on someones date just to make new friends as a round about way of possibly meeting someone by accident.
Very few couples want anyone as a 3rd wheel either. If a couple legitimately wanted you to hang out with them, they would very likely invite at least a few other people along as well and just like that you have new people to socialize with. And if you hang out with those new people later they will likely invite even more new people to hang out with.
I am thinking of taking a class or going to do some kind of activity where the chances of being single people are higher, I mean, the advice of "it may just happen when you least expect it" works maybe some of the time but the other side of the coin is you have to actively go out and pursue and put yourself out there. I met my husband years ago at university.
I guess it makes sense since you are surrounded by the same demographic all of those years and once you leave education those opportunities are far few. Studies have actually shown that most married couples met in college or at work. It's just the social landscape is so different now.
The hoes go to bars. You can always find another ho in dive bar or a club with electronica playing. I dunno why. It's just the rule. The spouses found each other all kinds of places. Some at work, most just out an about.
One guy asked my friend out at a restaurant where she was grabbing lunch, one girl ran into her husband in a pet store where they got into an argument over which of them was entitled to the last bag of some no grain dog food, I have friends who ended up married to their roommates, who met spouses through friends of friends, who started making out drunk at a music festival I get being asocial.
I spend most of my time in my house reading, gaming, or drawing, but I also go out to things with friends. I go to concerts, festivals, car shows I recently joined a Pathfinder group and I'm debating asking out one of the other players.
I mean There's people everywhere. You'll have to work on the approach, obviously, cuz it has to fit the setting, but just don't take rejection personally and be friendly. Keep it casual and you'll never look awkward. If you like gaming, hit up a gaming arena. They still exist and people still go there. So, I also hate online dating. I leave a much better impression in person than I do in an online profile or through text.
I also am not in school and my workplace is So, I only ever meet people out. I have another wrinkle to contend with as well - I'm married. So, realistically, I'm looking for people to date who are out places, available, and willing to date someone already in a committed but open relationship. So, I do stuff. The real problem is that it's expensive to date like this.
Plus, it requires you to be very extroverted, despite your natural tendency to be asocial. Plus, plus, you need a tremendous amount of patience and a tolerance for rejection. I'm outright rejected by at least 1 person per week and I need to meet and have a nice conversation in with at least 5 people to get to one date. Meet gamers? You'll need even more patience because you're narrowing your field to a niche, but it's doable.
A little easier if you're not heterosexual - I've met a lot more dudes into gaming than women, but if you're not down for dick Consider going to more cons. I know you're already doing that, but it's really a numbers game. Especially with gamers because of the tendency to also be introverts.
It takes a whole lot more effort to date introverts because they're less inclined to open up and are generally more cautious. Not least because "gamers" aren't always the most C Like I said, it's a numbers game. It's all about meeting people, in general. Don't go out looking for a date, go out looking to make friends with people. When dating this way, I've discovered that I need to find a recurring event, go early, meet as many people as possible before everyone cliques up - but don't go nuts trying to get numbers or contact information, maybe just facebook friends, you know?
Hang out for a while and chat with people and be friendly, flirt with a couple people you're interested in, but only casually. Get a feel for the kinds of people that come to that event. Eventually, you'll discover that you basically know everyone and you're well liked. From that point you've got options - keep flirting with the people who you know are single, get some of the people you now know to hook you up with their single friends, whatever.
Option-I-just-wanna-get-laid tonight: Upscale bar, Thursday night, between pm. Go sit next to that woman sitting alone. She's there to get laid too. Alternatively, go to a swingers club - but this one is tricky by yourself, you really, really, really need to come off well and not-at-all creepy.
I don't normally have a problem finding a play-partner when I'm alone, but yeah, lots of guys who just don't know how to straight up ask women to have sex with them in a way that isn't awkward or gross end up sitting at the bar alone all night.
And it ain't their looks holding them back - I know some goddamn trolls who work that scene like crazy. It's a good litmus test to see if people think you're a creep though. Let's also subtract the condescension about women concerned about being preyed on sexually. Being privy to the concerns of women is going to only be helpful in ensuring that you come off well and not inadvertently creepy. If you see a girl you jive with, ask for her number or ask her on a date.
If she says yes, there ya go. If she says no, move on. You don't have to stalk girls to ask them out. Having been propositioned and put in a position where I had to say "no" to someone I didn't want to hurt, I realized that it's actually way harder than it seems like it should be. I actually thank people for their honesty and for being clear with me when they reject me now.
If you think the only way to give a girl your number is to stalk them, that's a you problem not pseudophun's. I mean, I'm not NOT saying that Although, historically it's not the most effective way to get laid. You have to find women who are searching for a partner, in the same age group with similar tastes Actually there's lots of women about, mate That's a good way to get shot.
Do you live in America? Last thing you want to do is give someone a reason to use self defense. I'm a woman living in America, bro. If you're behaving and you have game, no one will shoot you. Not my fault if you're actin a fool out there and get shot.
Not me. The government won't let me have a gun. If I wanted to kill you I'd have to get significantly more creative. Which is good. Guns are such impersonal ways to kill things that irritate you. It's a lot more satisfying to take your time, draw out the suffering, give them false hope they might get away with their lives, and THEN make the killing blow.
Death is an art. What the fuck did you do to manage that? The US gov advocates for kindergartners to get firearms training these days. And you're kind of reinforcing my point that hooking up with a rando is a good way to get killed. Don't be paranoid. What are the chances you'd run into me or someone like me in really real life? As a woman who has done a bit of online dating, I would NEVER meet someone without at least a small amount of message exchange. The things someone says can give me clues to whether they might be threatening, misogynistic, whiny and entitled Women have to constantly think of our own personal safety.
I feel like this guy is just complaining about women having common sense and concerns for their own safety. You might get more out of that. I wouldn't feel safe meeting you that quickly, hell fucking no. I agree. I want to talk to you first and see if I get any bad vibes before I meet you in person.
Matched with a guy and he seemed okay except he kept wanting me to come to his place, promising he was going to cook me dinner and all that other stuff. And even though we'd been talking for a good month I still didn't feel comfortable with that. Huge red flag.
Yeah he took it as an insult that I wouldn't go to his house. And then for some reason I started talking to him again a few months later and we were going to meet in a public place until he decided that he was too lazy and didn't want to leave the house. Oh well his loss. I don't want to date someone that fucking lazy anyways. Ah helllllll nah. Glad you had the good sense to run away from that one. He clearly had one goal which seems to be my problem when trying to date. Sounds like he either looked much different from his photos or he was a serial killer.
Good thing you never met up with him. You can learn a lot about a person by how they talk and behave via text, and you can build a crucial rapport. I actually went out w a guy today that I just started talking to today but the conversation was good. Sure it can still happen but if you talk for at least a few days you can get a feel. Yeah I think several weeks can be a bit much. I appreciate when guys bring up meeting a few days to a week in, and the maybe meet in the second week?
As a general guideline that would be my suggestion to OP. I agree with some of this. Online dating definitely blows. Pretty much every woman I know in real life has someone and most of them seem to be committed. Like year plus relationships.
But I disagree on the rejection thing. But real life rejections can send me reeling. Me too. So, I end them first. Today some dude purposed to me online after 2 weeks of talking. Shit be crazy online I had some dude a week ago ask me for a picture of my butthole. I was like WTF!!! I have tits, ass, vagina and you want to see my butthole?
You fucking weirdo!!! Free is free. You need to realize that we run into a lot of creeps and meeting in person is dangerous for us. Especially with online dating. I can show you many many male profiles that, when it comes to the About Me section, have only the words 'just ask'.
I swipe past those. Some reply quickly with No questions back, no elaboration I have about 10 guys that I have only texted with that never have met no matter how many times I suggest it. I have come to think they just want to be text friends. OPs frustration is that he has literally no matches where the girl is willing to put in effort. Also, I don't think that examples of men putting in 0 effort invalidate OPs frustrations even if it was a large percentage of men. He's legit just saying online dating is bad, your examples just affirm that.
First of all, I would get a bunch of matches all in big bursts, maybe of thirty or forty, I dont have time to have conversations with all of them. And I certainly do not have time to meet up with all of them. Conversation helps me weed out the ones that might be worth my time.
Secondly, if someone asked within the first few minutes to meet up in a conversation I found that completely off putting. First of all it looks totally desperate, because they have not taken the time to attempt to have any conversation with me, they could be literally asking out a wall. It reeks of desperation and says that they dont have a filter and dont care about who they want to meet for dates, whether or not they might even like them or if they can even hold a conversation with them.
They care about getting the date, it doesnt matter who the person is at the other end. Lastly, women like to vet potential dates for the above reasons, but also for reasons of safety. Dating is not simply meeting up for us, it is a risk every single time. Am I going to get attacked? Is this guy dangerous? Will I be raped? Could I be murdered?
Is this guy a weirdo and am I putting myself at risk. Well the basic idea is that it's a waste of time to talk extensively over text before meeting. Nothing you say or do before the first date really counts. You aren't going to know if you like each other or not until you meet. Also you want to get to know each other in person not over text. Ah god yeah, like maximum chatting a week before meeting. Some people like to get the vibe of someone else before they meet.
Maybe you want to meet too quickly and that chases women away. Get to know them a little bit yourself. But each to their own. Same with me. Then you can also decide if you really wanna meet up with them to get to know them even better from there. Can I ask what site you used? Personally I used Tinder. And then of course the one with my current boyfriend went well. There was one that I used a long time before tinder I think it was called meet me? I also think my friend met her husband on ok Cupid.
So I think being on a few sites is a good idea. Gives you a range of places to look. Texting is a test of your conversational skills. I wanna get dolled up and go to dinner Not to let you poke me in the back of your Civic! So I quite the scene. I tried it cus I wanted to get out there.
Do you find it a huge struggle nowadays? Do you feel people make less effort with the traditional way and focus solely on online dating as a way to meet people? That was the last time someone made a true effort of traditional asking out lol. People just asking people out. Most of my friends are in relationships because they either met in high school or their families have been friends since the dawn of time.
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Hate Online Dating? Please read this! But how to get dates? Sorry, you encountered a psychological land mine. Clubs and interest groups would be OK. Kata likes this. Thanks for sharing. Clubs with music and dancing sound good to me. A friend told me guys like outdoor activities, so maybe I should add a hiking group or something. I could really use some advice on this other guy I met on match.
We did three video chats and we conversed easily. The problem was that from the first call he had me on the defensive. He asked me 3 or 4 test questions and I could hear the sighs after my answers. But just the possibility of being judged negatively put doubt in my mind. I told him from the very beginning that I liked him and thought he was special.
He deliberately stayed away from saying anything complimentary. We never got to the fourth call. He stalled on answering me with his availability. Time to say goodbye. He immediately replied that he was afraid of getting burned because of a recent bad experience. But in addition to that, he thought his distancing justified because of red flags which brought my trustworthiness into question. I responded in anger that he should have communicated why he wanted space from the get go.
Among other « irrefutable facts », he said that he thought he was a good communicator. So I said his points were good just to stop the futile attempt at trying to make him understand my point of view. It was like he was debating in some collegiate competition. He proposed to hit the reset button and not talk again until we could meet in person. Would love your thoughts. Kata , Sep 1, My thoughts are you are courageous and willing to risk. The hiking just sounds good if for nothing else nature, exercise, and being with people.
Your profile here says you are in transition geographically? You also seem a quick learner. Match was about presentation and writing a detailed profile. Personally I was nowhere near serious dating and was sorely at a loss as I had been with one woman forty years. Please tell me the test questions? Just curious. You quickly adjusted to his comfort level with the emails.
I actually have more ease with that style of communicating. Slower and more time to be reflective with considered responses. I only managed a couple of in-person dates, a few emails, and a couple of on the phone exchanges.
I read a ton of profiles. The range of how people are was an education. Would travelers, High career achievers, dedicated moms, and family, some deeply religious. I admired many and said so. Your guy sounds cautious. The words defensive, sighs, judged, red flags, futile, availability, no enthusiasm, getting burned.
That is a heated conversation don't you think? I think for entertainment value meeting would be interesting to just gain insight into your self and see if this mostly was opening jitters. As long as you feel safe. Here are the collective wisdom and impressions that I got from the gals. We all have baggage just a matter of how we handle it. I loved that comment and likely from a divorced person. How often is the ex a primary conversation?
Often the gals requested the men be secure and not expect the woman to furnish their happiness. That I thought wise. I have my own money and don't need a man to complete me. Be the "one" At our age I want this to be a complete relationship. Honest but a ton of pressure. We all would like that hand in glove relationship. I think especially if we experienced one. The funniest was not still living with your parents. Then one gal said, " if you have a half eaten burrito under the seat of the car, that is a deal-breaker".
Some were adamant about not just sex. Some were in a wealth category that I think it literal. Let's meet in Tuscany for diner, your plane or mine? My wife and I met and married in about two months. I think just taken with each other and not so warry. As we age the train wrecks of other people become apparent. One gal told me she dated then stocked. Another used the word jaded and also cautious. I tend to think that a committed relationship is about the biggest choice we can make. So much on the line either financial or emotional.
I really spent a good deal of time interested in someone's reading list. Kata this was fun. If you can update to vicariously live your experience would be great. I hope this helped or at least entertained!! Paul M.
Kata and glego like this. I looked over some of the dating sites, and decided to take a pass. I get it they're there for dating and marriage. It's been so long for me that it all seems over my head, when I met my husband it just fell into place, we liked each other and just kept wanting to be together, we never made "dates" it was what are you doing tomorrow and the day after, etc.
Then the next thing you know several years later he asked me to marry him. Now similar situation with what I'd call a friend, but it's watching movies and grabbing a bite to eat. In this case I really don't see anything serious. I'm taking things real slow Covid has put a stop on meeting new people, when things get back to something somewhat normal, I'll do some volunteer work and there's a meetup that does architectural walks on break now if I meet someone with similar interests, fine if I don't that's fine.
Trying to fill my time with a small circle of friends now, and not worry about this. The loneliness is hard, I loved being married and having that special person to share everything with. But my longing is for him, and anyone else would be a mistake right now. Time heals and Kata like this. Kata , Sep 2, Kata and Glego, I think we are perhaps in this middle ground period of our lives.
The gals on Match were usually four years removed from a marriage or a committed relationship. So enough time to process what that was but tired of being alone. In essence ready to try again. Having been committed for so long I understood exactly what they sought. I had lived in that most of my adult life. Glego as you say we loved coming home to our spouse.
Maybe she went to visit relatives or me out of town for work. The first few days were fine and actually liked the autonomy of doing whatever I chose but not too long was missing. Most all here say the same things like hating how quiet the house is or missing the companionship and endless conversation. Building a life and collaborative decision making. Then the intimacy that maybe sex, hugs, kisses, or that lazy day in bed or close watching a movie or going to breakfast out.
All the rituals that took years to build. There is a division of labor stuff. I think just natural one is just better at some things and we divide life's challenges. Then this other unique quality. Their way of being in the world. I from the beginning, middle, and end purely adored her. As that is all I knew of course the new will be compared to what worked so well.
The gals on Match had so many lives. Many I would have been delighted to either hear about their life or have as a friend but they were wanting the real thing. As they should and were ready to start a new page.
I was not. This is the difficulty of our middle ground period. I am both wanting autonomy and intimacy at times. How do we ask someone to be what we want or need and then conveniently go away? How do we not hurt someone's feelings with our sometimes engaged then a need to go alone? Add to that attraction is elusive then add compatibility. I wonder at our ages we should know our selves well and therefore have a good idea of what works but then I question I am I to set in my ways to adapt.
One story of my time on Match. I was struggling to comprehend the dating world. Again I was coming from a simple dinner and conversation need. Somehow I picked in my mind the smartest woman on the site. She wrote flowingly well. She had a great career, great kids, traveled, and a to die for reading list. All that and add she was on several philanthropy boards like, Make a Wish.
She had been a long time married and intimated a harsh divorce. I would not venture into that as to personal. The irony was we were both from the same university just a few years apart. I wrote to her over both my attachment to Kay and not comprehending this site. I could not have chosen better. Her response was accurate, informed and insightful. She immediately picked up on that I was really still married. Her comment was to do the work involved in being a single person again. She knew well the hardship of going it alone.
She from her personal experience dated a widowed man. They considered marriage three times. Ultimately she was stunned that he was comparing her to the deceased wife. So much hurt in that. She worded this perfectly. She said Kay had brought certain gifts to my life. A new woman may come along but her gifts will be different ones. Be ready to accept different gifts. I did choose the wisest gal on the site. I for a long time could not imagine being married to Kay.
I had a specific question and that was we need love in our lives. There are types of love. The romantic type or more universal love. Kathy by her charity work was well into universal love along with the devotion to her now-adult kids.
But here she was still seeking a partner. For her, this was the second time on Match. Kata thanks for clarifying the geography part. The test questions seem strange and confining but then that is another thing I noticed. Many women had defined exactly a list of specifications as to who should apply. I had mixed feeling over that. Mostly I rarely if ever would fit any list. In my mind good luck finding this so specific match.
You can perhaps do that with car shopping but actually we may be surprised a person may fit the bill better as they bring something new to our lives. Then I thought why not be in the ballpark and express the best fit and save all the disappointment. A friend of mine who came out of divorce had an outlook.
His observation was dating was a process or an education into defining what you may not care for. Either way, as you note Kata we have lives to fill. I have a few woman friends that are perfect as friends. The city architecture walk is likely something I would love to do. There is still a place for romance but how do we navigate this?
Younger people have the term friends with benefits. Similar to hippies and free love. That sounds good but there is also bonding. I love reading this story about a guy living in his house. A carpenter by trade. One day a native American woman showed up and just moved in. She is still there as far as I know. Do we leave this to fate? I always felt that toward Kay. How else can something happen so seamlessly!! Kata an observation and funny Match story.
That quiz question about liking Hamilton. As an ice breaker question that would be fine but add the sigh. That is in essence saying you are not cultured enough. So, yes I would be pissed also. I would contrast that to how Kay was. She loved the world of dance. On occasion, I would go with but one time fell asleep. Her take was not to waste money on taking me. We did several times to attend the ballet. Usually the big-name performance. I did like going with her but the best thing was never mandatory.
She was more than capable of taking herself and really preferred that less hassle. Her dad used to love to pick who would win Miss America or the Universe. So I am chatting with a Match gal and the topic comes up over favorite musicals. She liked Molly Brown and Chicago.
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