I’m a 53 year old single woman with a young heart. I refuse to become middle aged until I’m at least 65, and even then I’ll probably go out kicking and screaming!
After 2 years of web dating and a relationship with someone I adored but who turned out to be a serial cheater, I gave myself a breather to consider what I’m really looking for. Most of all I’ve realised that I need to be happy within myself, lead a good life, do the things that I want to do and not rely on any other person to “complete me”. I won’t compromise my own values for someone else’s. If I find a man who makes me deliriously happy (and I hope I will one day), it will be the icing on the cake but not the be-all and end-all, and I’ll still enjoy living my life!
Six months ago I returned to the ridiculous world of internet dating. I’m sure there’s a better way to meet men but it’s not quite so easy when you’re in your 50s. I’m not going to start nightclubbing again, so I’ll just have to hope that someone (preferably a hybrid of Hugh Jackman, Gerard Butler and Sean Bean) will drop out of the sky and land at my feet when I’m least expecting it, and that I’ll be wearing my best underwear when he does!
I’m a romantic who still believes in love, if not “the one”. Eternally optimistic, generally upbeat but with moments of cynicism and despair, I’m constantly bewildered by the way people treat each other on internet dating sites. There seems to be an “anything goes” attitude, without consideration for the person at the other end of the broadband line. I found this frustrating at first, but now find it rather funny, hence the blog.
I’m sure men have their own tales to tell but the blog is written from a woman’s perspective and draws on my own personal experiences. It’s not my intention to offend but inevitable that someone will be pissed off at something I say!
If you have your own tales of web dating that you’d like to share please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. xxx