We worked together for a spell and during that time developed an innocent flirtation.
He was ridiculously cute and seemed smart, kind and thoughtful.
I used to think of The Actor as "The One That Got Away." I couldn't help but wonder if I'd been older and given him more of a chance back then, that things would have turned out differently.
That is, until the text conversation we had a few months ago.
Dating has really not changed, because deep down people are still the same, with the same desires, wants and needs.
The main thing that has changed is the way people can meet each other today.
The Internet has made the world smaller, making dating for seniors easier.
My sister is happily married to a man that lived in another state, who she met through a senior dating service online.
Generally speaking, it's always okay to text to pin down a date, time or place to meet, no matter what point you're at in the courtship.3.
Lovelies: The other night, I had a decent conversation with a guy from Ok Cupid* ... (It's like: In fact, I'd much prefer for men to lay off the texting (and emailing) ALMOST ENTIRELY--except for the occasional sweet nothing that doesn't require a response--until we're in a serious relationship.
But since the guy had a number of hot pictures up with his profile, and because he came across as smart, chivalrous and accomplished, I figured meeting up with him for a drink might be worth it. And that was enough to put me over the edge; I decided I wouldn't go out with him. But the three innocent little sentences he sent me by cellular served as proof enough for me to find him guilty of not being worth any more time. But I also find myself easily irritated by men who text or email too much.
Then, the next morning, he sent me a text that basically repeated a joke he'd made the previous evening.
Otherwise, the electronic communications can either cause me too much irritation or too much anxiety. in the spirit of giving the men out there some insight into one (admittedly slightly off-kilter) woman's mind, I'm going to suggest some basic rules of text etiquette. Do NOT text a woman after you've spoken to her on the phone but before you've met for the first time in person, in the spirit of "keeping the conversation going." It can come off as a little desperate or needy when I get a text from someone I haven't actually met saying If you need to find some way to occupy yourself, may I suggest you take up smoking? But seriously: control yourself, you text maniac.2.
We hadn't spoken in a few years, but when I posted photos from a recent vacation to Los Angeles, The Actor sent me a text.
Back in the day way before Internet and social media, men making the first move really was the golden rule of dating.
Quoting webmaster_blog: You may be thinking how hard it will be to ever find your soul mate, and be happy again in a relationship, because you feel now that you are older, dating is not for you.
AARP reported, in a study they conducted of singles aged 55 an up, that 49% said, "Having someone to talk to or do things with" is the most important reason for dating when your older.
It'll be nice to hang out again soon." Then wait a day or two before emailing or calling to set up the next date.
That way, you reassure her and express your interest, but you also give her some room--and make her all the more eager to hear from you.4.