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Old 07-29-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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I might as well be asking for a kidney since it appears from these postings that I would have better chances on getting one of those than finding a decent, educated, sound, middle-aged-male-looking-for-someone-his-own-age kind of guy in this town I am financially independent and plan on staying that way. I have raised my children and don't expect to raise another. I think I mentioned being on match.com and when reading the profiles and looking at the photos, you think you have encountered a treasure trove of eligible guys, but not true. Slim pickings indeed. Too bad and too sad for this beachgirl.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:39 AM
 
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Take up golf.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I might as well be asking for a kidney since it appears from these postings that I would have better chances on getting one of those than finding a decent, educated, sound, middle-aged-male-looking-for-someone-his-own-age kind of guy in this town I am financially independent and plan on staying that way. I have raised my children and don't expect to raise another. I think I mentioned being on match.com and when reading the profiles and looking at the photos, you think you have encountered a treasure trove of eligible guys, but not true. Slim pickings indeed. Too bad and too sad for this beachgirl.
It's slim pickings everywhere. I prefer to not go out with men who I don't know or who are not known to someone who I know. If that doesn't bother you, start going to Lowes & Home Depot & supermarkets, alone. Talk to people.

My last encounter was with two farmers who decided to look for a chemical at Lowes, instead of the farm supply store. They were well dressed & could have been mistaken for residents of close-in suburbs.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think I mentioned being on match.com and when reading the profiles and looking at the photos, you think you have encountered a treasure trove of eligible guys, but not true. Slim pickings indeed. Too bad and too sad for this beachgirl.
I don't have direct experience with this, but I've heard you'll have more success on dating sites where you pay to join. Folks who put forth at least that amount of effort tend to represent themselves more honestly.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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I might as well be asking for a kidney since it appears from these postings that I would have better chances on getting one of those than finding a decent, educated, sound, middle-aged-male-looking-for-someone-his-own-age kind of guy in this town I am financially independent and plan on staying that way. I have raised my children and don't expect to raise another. I think I mentioned being on match.com and when reading the profiles and looking at the photos, you think you have encountered a treasure trove of eligible guys, but not true. Slim pickings indeed. Too bad and too sad for this beachgirl.
I turn 45 in a week. Does that help?

I've checked out some of the dating sites as well, and the vast majority of "members" are scams. I would get a dozen messages a day from "women" who saw my pics and wanted to know more. That's great, except I hadn't put any pics up yet. Endless emails to other messages, with almost no responses except for porn links.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Today, ask...but it might change.
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We are here, you just have to look. Do you have a southern accent?
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore to Charlotte, NC
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Try posting your profile picture here, there are many nice people on this site, right Ani....?!
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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I'm 45 now. Bring it.
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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Default Good luck

I am a 55 yr old male who has asked himself the same question. Separated, divorce goes through next month (please let there be no unexpected roadblocks). Have had the Meetup websited suggested to me by several people. Have investigated the online dating sites also. Free sites seem a little wilder than the pay sites. I have joined SeniorPeopleMeet.com and talked and met a few times with some success. As far as going out, seems like the wine bars cater to an older crowd. And by the way, not all older guys are interested in younger women.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I might as well be asking for a kidney since it appears from these postings that I would have better chances on getting one of those than finding a decent, educated, sound, middle-aged-male-looking-for-someone-his-own-age kind of guy in this town I am financially independent and plan on staying that way. I have raised my children and don't expect to raise another. I think I mentioned being on match.com and when reading the profiles and looking at the photos, you think you have encountered a treasure trove of eligible guys, but not true. Slim pickings indeed. Too bad and too sad for this beachgirl.
Sorry but you sound like you want some dude to just land in your lap. This s**t takes work like anything else in life. I ran through a lot of people on match.com before I met my wife.
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