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Old 04-16-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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YEAH , I guess it is kind of tacky asking the bus driver to dim the lights so you can make out.
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:41 PM
 
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If I were 60 I would say no. Although the main purpose would be for companionship,hey I'm 60 by then maybe I already have grand sons or grand daughters to entertain me and I can use my spare time with
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Old 04-16-2015, 02:48 PM
 
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On further reflection, I might, on paper only, to a friend so my pension survivor benefits wouldn't go to waste.
Interesting...

Wonder if anyone knows someone who has done this before?
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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On further reflection, I might, on paper only, to a friend so my pension survivor benefits wouldn't go to waste.
Are you calling for volunteers?
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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I am wondering how many of you over 60 would want to marry again.

My mom was widowed at 56, and although she was very active and attractive, after about three or four dates (different men), she decided that she just did not want to spend the rest of her life "playing nursemaid to some old geezer" (her words). She is now 82 and has not regretted her decision at all.

I am 61 and have been happily married for 30 years, and if I were widowed, there is no way I would want to marry again, either. It just wouldn't be fair to any possible future spouse because after having experienced as perfect a marriage as I could possibly imagine, he would definitely come up short.

Are my mother and I unusual? Or do most of you feel the same way?
NOOOO-NEVER! I miss my freedom! LOL
Seriously tho, NO. I enjoy peace and quiet way to much to want to disturb it again should I ever gain it back.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Heck no, I would be a hot commodity, old man with good teeth, gray hair, drivers license and a car.
We've been married for over 50 years and she will out live me. Becoming an old gigolo is only possible in my day dreams.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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I enjoy peace and quiet way to much to want to disturb it again should I ever gain it back.
Well, that's telling.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I remember my grandmother, who was widowed early in life (early 40s, and never remarried, in the time of the depression) saying about later marriages, that it was about companionship when we get older. She was left comfortable financially, and her only child, my father, was always there for her, so she stayed single.
Somebody wrote a book once, titled, Men Are Just Desserts. Unless you are needing a husband to have children with, or to support you, a woman can do just fine by herself.
If you are a nice, funny male, with good hygiene, who shares my history of the world, I'd be glad to cook for you, and even boink you once in awhile if you need it, but I probably wouldn't marry you.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:00 PM
 
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what is depressing is a cougar to me has to be like 70 ha ha
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:14 PM
 
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No. I would have a relationship with each our own homes.
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