Dating at 50: Scam of the week



Buyer beware on  Match.com?

Each week, readers send in their most outrageous online dating scams. Some are good, some are really bad and some are ugly.

The Scam of the Week:
What is Truth?

He lives in San Francisco, went to Cal, and has that second home in Monte Carlo. He is 6’2, has silver hair and says he is an entrepreneur; he works out 1-2 times a week and brags he makes $150,000 a year. He is picture perfect – his handsome photo is as though it is out of a catalog – wait – it is from a catalog!

Without any editing from this end – Catalog Man writes: “I am a SF Bay area native, graduated Berkeley, although I have lived in New York, while working there I can safely say to you, I am reliable, punctual, humorous, evolved and I do not misrepresent anything about myself. Mymodesty, please!”

Given the grammar and sentence structure, it is safe to say he didn’t study English at Berkeley. And what pastimes and hobbies does the debonair entrepreneur enjoy? “Baseball, chest and usually watching Movies and frequenting restaurants and playing tennis…I trade Stocks/Bonds and aware of most events in the world”

You have to like a guy who frequents restaurants and ‘watches movies’ and plays “chest.” And, he is ‘aware of most events in the world’. That’s hot. No, you can’t make this up – but he did, and it makes for an entertaining read. Caveat Emptor, kiddies,

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When it comes to describing his faith, Catalog Man waxes purely nonsensical as he writes,” I am not Atheist nor Agnostic. The natural world is amazing. Yet it’s hard for me to believe that the viewable universe and dimension we live was formed just by Noble gases and Complex Carbon compounds…So I believe in a “living” Higher Power or God.”

And the piece d résistance, Mr. Scam I Am writes, “I am very picky in my associations with people and women. Not perfect by any means, but considerate of others as to myself…”  This Match.com profile is as holy as a Belgian lace hankie.

Buyer always beware. Whether it is the sweet, young, kindergarten teacher from Ohio who winks at you or the dashing Catalog Model from San Francisco who loathes “snapshots” and winks every day for a week: Exercise caution.

Only you can prevent the scam attack. For every scam, there are hundreds of fine, well meaning, sincere singles waiting to meet you. Have fun.

Be careful out there.

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The Top 10 Single BEST Single Quotes


The greatest minds of all time have pondered love and relationships. From Aristotle, Homer (not Simpson), Lao Tzu, and Shakespeare to poets and comedians of the day, there are poems, tomes, observations and comments on the ephemeral subject of love.

The Top 10 Single Best Quotes for the Single:

1. “Live to love, not love to live.” – Anonymous

2. “Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.” – Mae West

3. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

4. “Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.” – Billy Crystal

5. “I’m too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don’t know.” – Garry Shandling

6. “Don’t cry for a man who’s left you, the next one may fall for your smile.” Mae West

7. “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu

8. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

9. “Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.” – Mae West

10. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

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Top 10 Dating Rules 
for “Girls Over 50”

 

The Birthday Girls, once the brazen 49-er’s are turning 50.

The coterie subscribes to the “Life is short, kick up your heels” philosophy. On the precipice of hitting 50 – with gusto – they created their very own ‘Un-Bucket List’

Through the decades, the friends have been through the highest highs and the lowest lows. Cherie B, their scribe, writes:  “At times, life was like heaven (weddings, babies, careers, white picket fences, celebrations) and like hell (teenagers, parents dying, and making ex-husbands).”

The 10 women who met as coeds at that school in Palo Alto have gracefully blossomed into women. At their big 5-0 celebration, they decided to kick up their heels at their favorite San Francisco restaurant, Aziza and finish the night at Zero-Zero.

Statistics: Some Suddenly Single- Their Creed

As fate would have it, six of the women are single and blithely swimming in, or hanging around, the dating pool.  After their celebration with champagne and exquisite pink cupcakes, punctuated with storytelling and paroxysms of laughter, the women compiled their own


Top Ten Dating Rules at 50 List:

 (Life is Short and I Won’t Settle List)

1. I won’t sit by the phone or the computer waiting for a man to reach out. I will be proactive and flirt – early and often.

2. I won’t respond to a man who sends me a photo of him hiding and enshrouded in a hat and sunglasses.

3. I won’t be impressed with anyone who sends a canned greeting (Hello Angel, does God know you left heaven?)

4. I won’t meet anyone for a date in a parking lot, a bowling alley, or the Indy 500.

5. I won’t kiss and tell, but I might kiss again. And, again.

6. I won’t hesitate to delete grumps, grouches, less than honest forthright people from my life.

7. I won’t waste time with people who see the glass as chipped, broken or empty.

8. I won’t miss the opportunity for a hug or a kiss. Holding hands is a priority.

9. I won’t wear Crocs, Uggs, Sweats, fanny-packs, Lanz nighties, shoulder pads, granny glasses or acid wash jeans. And, I won’t date a guy with a proclivity for all of the above.

10. I won’t let anyone rain on my parade. Life is a cabaret. I will sing and dance like my hair is on fire.

The robust “49-ers” default to laughing, sharing, and supporting one another.  Thirty years ago they were new at the dating game- and here they go again – back in the dating saddle. Ride on, girls. Happy Birthday.

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”

Robert Frost

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Skirting the issue – No Ugly Christmas Sweaters


The invitation arrived the day before the neighborhood Christmas Party –        A classic invitation: Who, What, When,Where, and 

What not to Wear

The heavy, paper stock, embossed invite read:

No Ugly Christmas Sweaters Allowed

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...at this trendy Sausalito Party.

Unfortunately, I have a wide and wild assortment of eclectic Christmas sweaters from Peter Max, Ralph Lauren, Chloe, Kenzo, Burberry, and Bobbie Brooks.

I am rather famous for my collection.

In deference to the I-nvite…and armed with a glue gun, a bushel of Christmas bows from Costco, a stash of beautiful Christmas ribbon from The Ribboniere on Sacramento Street in San Francisco, I created a stunning Christmas Skirt for the event.

To say all eyes were on me – and that I was the talk of the town would be scandalous…yet, very accurate.

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Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
Phyllis Diller

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Dare To Tell the Truth?

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Three things cannot be long hidden:

the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Buddha

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You will meet a tall, dark, handsome stranger- again

Doesn’t take a Crystal Ball, Binkie….

Suddenly Single in Marin

Freestanding door in the woodsWolfgang, the Psychic to the Stars, had a hunch on deja vu dating

After a two year sabbatical from the Wide Wonderful World of Internet Dating, Tiffany decided to consult with Wolfgang, the “Psychic to the Stars.”  Should she try dating again?  Divorced for three years, she had already been the Poor Little Match.com girl once, enjoyed a flurry of dates, met a passel of men and made a lot of “friends.” And, then she met Daniel.

He had an Altar Ego

She and flirtatious Daniel dated for three intense months. It took that long for her to fully realize he was in a huge rush to the altar.  Any altar – with any one. It was too much, too soon, too fast  for her. They parted amicably.

She booked an appointment and was finally seated across from the famous Wolfgang; a small, marble-topped, table between them. After shuffling an…

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2 Thanksgiving Rules: No Pajamas, no phones at the table

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Elbows off the table…

No PajamasPull on a Party Dress, a Pair of Slacks, Dockers, Denim…Hang your hoodie on the hook.

Everyone leaves their Cellphone,  iPhone, Droid,  at the door.

Think of one thing you are grateful for – and tell one other person.

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Take the time to say “hello” to everyone…or email – friends and family…

Say: Cheers and Danke, Grazie, Thanks, Merci, Gracias to the Host /Hostess who invited you … Help with Clean Up…images-26

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” Henry VanDyke

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Call a Friend

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Cheers! follow me on Facebook

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Shop and Quaff in Napa/Sonoma now

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The most fun way to help the North Bay Fire Victims is to eat, drink and visit Napa and Sonoma this weekend. Both areas are mushrooming with new tasting rooms, wine stores and restaurants.

Wineries are open and waiting for you. Tell a Friend.

Restaurants, cafes, bakeries have been waiting for all of us to pop in, pop over and enjoy the hospitality.

Here are some Great Winery Ideas

Rebuild Napa Sonoma County

 

Here are Some Sonoma Restaurant Ideas

 

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via Daily Prompt: Mushroom

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Honk if you love #45

The Silence is deafening.

Friends

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Honk

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Who spent $77 million on golf in 1 year?

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“…He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods.

He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done.

You bought it.

But in his first 9 months he has spent nearly 25 percent of his days at one of his golf properties for some portion of the day, according to Golf News Network, at a cost to taxpayers of an estimated $77 million.

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That’s already more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama cost in the first 3 years of his presidency.

Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.”

Taken from Robert Reich November 8 2017 Posting Facebook

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 #45 Reading important documents

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Her name was no mystery

Rocky_arty00_oIn Fourth grade our teacher, Mrs Gilliam, left in December to have her baby.

The whole class was depressed. We loved Mrs Gilliam.  Not only was she pretty and petite – she  loved Recess, Art, Spelling Bees and Choral. Naturally, the entire class did, too. She made everything fun.

The school secretary, Mrs Harriman, was our substitute teacher for a week and we had more homework and more writing assignments than ever before. Rumors were that a new, “Real,”  teacher was being hired was would start soon.

Monday morning there was a stranger on the school yard. She had long, brown, hair pulled back in a ribbon. She wore boots – not pumps like Mrs Gillliam. Her dress was floaty and floral. Mrs Gillaim wore pretty, tailored dresses with matching belts and pearls. The school principal was standing next to her and gesturing. The school bell rang and warily our class walked towards our area. We pledged Allegiance and took side glances at the new woman. She didn’t look like a teacher. She didn’t wear make up. We marched into our classroom, took our seats and stared at the the principal and the stranger. 

He announced that our new teacher’s name was Mystery. We all giggled and a few boys called out “Mystery?” Emboldened by the boys, a few of us echoed  “Mystery?” Mild hysteria  ensued. We were promplty chastised and were told our teacher’s name was Miss Turrey.

In no time, we found Mystery lived in the Haight Ashbury, loved music, dancing and art. She ‘shared’ that she didn’t like homework or tests. Our spirits were lifted. She told us all to take out a book and read. If we didn’t have a book, we could color. All she required was quiet. At recess, she joined us in kickball and four-square. She was good.

There was no homework or tests for a week. Our parents thought she was getting her ‘sea legs.’ The following week was just as much fun. She brought in cool records for music appreciation. The bulletin boards were covered with our art projects. The principal walked in twice, looked around and left the room.

Something happened and the folowing Monday morning there was a new stranger on the school yard. No Mystery.

 

 

 

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