It was with an air of desperation and a vision of the gray haired version of Richard Gere, only maybe a bit taller, that I entered the world of online dating.Here’s what I learned: My generation is back in high school.
Over the course of our marriage, I've seen her interest in sex decline gradually to the point where she doesn't even have an interest anymore.
During this time, I had a very cool, young single friend who invited me to a party at her home. I grabbed a Chardonnay and spotted an attractive woman about my age who was surrounded by people. I introduced myself and learned that Sandy was a life coach. I was left standing there, hummus dripping from my pita chip, while all eyes glared at me accusingly. The outside was full of divorced, middle-aged walking dead like myself. And by more, I meant a nice man out there who could pick up where my last husband had left off.
We looked pretty normal on the outside but inside we were raw and bloody with wounds that just would not heal. A man who would accompany me to dinner parties, take me on romantic vacations and, you know, go to Home Depot for light bulbs.
Dating apps are a fun, low investment way to find out if there is someone out there for you.
And with more people likely to be online on January 1st than any other time this year, your chances of success will be even higher!