I'd been through the wringer these past six years, first with an on-again, off-again long-distance relationship with an old flame I'd reconnected with through Facebook.
After that, there were others I'd met in real life — a widower, a couple of recently divorced men.
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Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes.com/laaffairs Throwing a line into the cyber-fishing pond for a date on a Friday night is as scary as it is (too) easy. Sure, I was originally hoping to find someone to grow old with, but, if the gods hand you a lemon, make lemon meringue.
I'd had a 16-year marriage that ended in divorce six years ago, and my 18-year-old daughter was finally off at college.
" We laughed heartily, but in my gut I wanted this to be true more than I wanted to admit. I casually checked the site for several months, replying to some, ignoring others and trying not to be devastated by unanswered messages. Lives: Carson." One profile picture was a selfie with alluring baby blue bedroom eyes that made me suddenly hit the "Send Message" button: "Hi," I wrote.
Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. I signed up on the dating site Plenty of Fish last year, and while I had my doubts, I was still optimistic about finding my soul mate — otherwise, why do it at all? It's taken me a while, but I realize now that this living fantasy is one of the perks of being a self-confident woman "of a certain age," and one should embrace it like the feminist superhero that you are. In the 1990 movie "White Palace," a young James Spader moves to New York in the finale to declare his love to the much older Susan Sarandon, but in real life, would James really have done that? In Hollywood, one can dream, but in America, the jury's still out.Thanks for sharing our penguin's dating profile @mags4dorset! He wants children, loves swimming and diving and his favorite bands are Reel Big Fish and Hootie and the Blowfish.Help Spruce the penguin find love on @Plenty Of Fish - https://t.co/2KLj Ru Y5m Apic.twitter.com/N6r XMXx K8D— Weymouth SEA LIFE (@SEALIFEWeymouth) May 19, 2017They advertised him as a "single penguin looking for chicks" and a family man at heart. His love interest must be willing to move and she has to be the right fit.They say there are plenty of fish in the sea, and Plentyof Fish.com, whose name takes inspiration from that quote, wants to help you find them.Whether your problem is that you’ve just gotten out of a relationship and are ready to get back in the saddle, or you’ve been single and ready to mingle for some time now, POF (as the site is also called) is usually among the top solutions.
Each of them started out optimistically but fizzled when it became apparent that they wanted something different, i.e. Then my 30-year-old niece told me about a dating site called Plenty of Fish that "everyone" was on.