Semantics: She is a Cougar – He is a Dirty Old Man

san-francisco-733508_240I went to a double feature last night.

I joined friends at a well-known, colorful, bar called the Golden Drachma. Its nickname is “the Drama.” I was forewarned we might encounter a rougher element: bikers, guys covered in tattoos, and hard-core boozers. We were amused to find mostly typical run-of-the-Mill Valley bar hoppers.

Ladies and Gentlemen? Oh. Sorry, wrong crowd – none here…drinx

Over in the right corner of the bar, an inebriated, real-life cougar (60 plus year old woman) struck up a conversation, mainly using body language, with a 20-something kid with a baseball cap askew. She draped herself over the man-boy, massaging his legs while he watched. Mrs. Robinson was on a mission and the lad was up for the event. Real drama at the Drama…The floorshow garnered much attention.

And in the second corner: an aging, overweight, Don Juan: gold Rolex flashing, multiple gold chains clad in a Tommy Bahamas shirt – a Tony Soprano look-alike. At first blush, it appeared he was with his daughter. However, it became apparent she was his ‘date’…

My uncle, a fishing guide in Argentina, taught me a lot about ‘catch and release’ and hooking a big one. This scene involved a lot of flounder.

Big Daddy was pulling out $100 bills out of his shirt pocket and waving them before the young woman seated across from him. As she leaned in towards him he smirked and pulled the money closer to his chest. The phrase,”Dirty old man” came to mind…

The ancient waitress with the beehive kept busy delivering Cosmopolitans to the young lady. Does Ethics ever come into play??

Fortunately, I didn’t get to see how the both games played out as my friends and I had tickets to see a replay of the vintage movie, “Some Like it Hot.”

Would we ever venture back to “the Drama?” Doubt it…photo_1646_20060606end

Posted in Dating at 50, Dating Coach in Marin, Marin County, Page Larkin Marin, Relationship, single in Marin, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Halloween Block Party only $50 per family?

The NextDoor Missive – written by  “N.Titled”  seeks  $50 per family to attend the private Halloween block party. Really?


The Smith family had escaped the City-across-the-bridge looking for simpler, less chaotic life. They were done with the long wait lists to get their kids into Pre-school. Driving, traffic, parking, and lines everywhere inspired them to move to the sweet little village of Mill Valley. They had delusional visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. They found a good-not-great-house -“Ranch style with potential” is how the realtor sold it.

Just like the City, there were swarms of soccer moms,  yoga moms and really aggressive driving in the school pick up lane moms.

The Smith family adjusted, loving the libraries, the parks, the multiple Whole Foods in town.

She signed up for to get to know her neighbors. Each day she scanned the long list of “I Need,” Want to Sell,” “Look out for Door Knocking Strangers” posts. Then, she saw an invitation for neighborhood Block Party. Finally! A neighborhood event. Well, it turns out Tiphany and Saundra were organizing a block party – the street would be blocked off and every household would pay $50.

Only in Marin?

She is waiting for the other shoe ( with red soles) to fall…


Posted in Dating in Marin, Marin County, Relationship, Uncategorized, Wordpress Reader | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

What do women really want? What do men really want?


Dave Barry, world renowned author of over 30 books, lecturer, leading philosopher of our time,  recently summarized the difference between men and women. His erudite observation says it all:

“Women want to be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held.

What Men Want: Tickets for the World Series.”


“You can only be young once. But you can always be immature”
Dave Barry


San Francisco Dating@50 Examiner, Page Larkin, welcomes your feedback, questions and queries at .

Follow me on Face Book

Page Speaks – A Page Larkin Event ‘Dating at 50 Getting Your Dating Mojo Moving” 

7:30 pm -Mill Valley – $39 – RSVP Page Larkin Events


Posted in Dating at 50, Page Larkin Marin, Relationship, San Francisco, single in Marin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Trifecta: Ron Hansen- Litquake- Book Passages



Litquake (aka The Most Fun You an Have with your Clothes on)                Comes to Marin County

Book Passages hosted famed author, Ron Hansen last night to discuss his new best seller, The Kid


John Irving – Hansen’s mentor at the Iowa Workshop call’s the author

      “…a master of historical fiction.” 

After a cliffhanger presentation, questions and comments came like bullets which Hansen deflected with wit and wonderful stories abut Billy the Kid.

Books flew off the shelves.


Posted in Marin County, Relationship, single in Marin, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Play Ball! San Francisco Giants rule


Thirteen Innings! And the Giants Win, Again!

The San Francisco Giants

One of a Kind

The Original San Francisco Treat


Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Got Wanderlust? Top 10 reasons to visit to Marin this weekend

Watch the Blue Angels from Marin County!

Suddenly Single in Marin


Looking for a new ‘Date Destination’ this weekend? Try Marin.

Mount Tamalpais is the “go to“ destination for millions of visitors every year. People come from all over the world to hike, bike, hang glide, ride horses, bird watch, photograph, study plants, flowers, trees and explore. The magnificent views absolutely take your breath away…as do a number of the scenic and strenuous hiking trails.

Marin is Magicalthere are many choices for exploring and biking, strolling, hiking, dining, shopping or – see a first-run movie at the wonderful Rafael Theater. Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge – leave the City behind -and explore multi-faceted and fun Marin County.

Here are 10 “Don’t Miss” Tips for Marin

People “in the know” flock to Marin’s Best Book Store – Book Passages of Corte Madera. They also ‘know’ the Best Movie Theater for first run films and home of the Mill Valley…

View original post 304 more words

Posted in single in Marin | Leave a comment

Romeo, Romeo: What turns you on?

Balboa CAfe502768_n

The Romeos (Retired Old Men Eating Out) meet at the Cafe  every first Tuesday for lunch and laughs.

The average age of this coterie is 65.   Justin, 80, is ebullient with a quick wink and a great smile. Eight guys sit around tables pulled together and drink really good wine and share a meal and jokes. You are a very lucky person if they catch you laughing at their lightning fast repartee. That was my good fortune.

The self-appointed Alpha Romeo, Calvin, invited me to share a glass of wine with “The Boys”.

Platters of food and three bottles of High Rock Ranch Syrah were on the zinc-covered tables. The group of friends was engaged and and very entertaining. In the course of an animated conversation, I revealed I was completing a book called “Sex in the City for Girls over 50”. This simple announcement was met with thunderous applause and promises to buy dozens of copies for the Romeos, their cronies, kith and kin. I liked these guys, a lot.

Love never dies of starvation…maybe of indigestion.

When I asked the boys what they did to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the topic of aphrodisiacs came up immediately. They listed the usual: oysters, chocolate, wing of bat, eye of newt, chocolate covered cherries from Peet’s.   Libido, lingering around lingerie and Champagne were bandied about. These good friends laugh a lot and tease even more.

Make Someone Happy

After banter and bravado, Trevor leaned in and said for the last 10 years the dashing Romeos had served lunch at St. Anthony’s Soup Kitchen every Valentine’s Day. Now, that’s a turn on. Happy Valentine’s Day means happy hearts.

San Francisco Dating@50 Examiner, Page Larkin, welcomes your feedback, questions and queries at Don’t miss a single Page Larkin column- click the Subscribe button at the top of the page.



Posted in Dating Coach in Marin, Dating in Marin, Marin County, Page Larkin Marin, Relationship | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flirting 101: Taking the “Hi” road

…Would it hurt you to say ‘Hello?” Smile, Already!

Suddenly Single in Marin

Blank white sandwich board on a city sidewalk

Last  Thursday, I was walking down Fourth Street in San Rafael

    A man in jeans, a white T-shirt and running shoes was walking ahead of me.

It was a beautiful day and swarms of people were on the street. I noticed that practically every person this guy passed smiled and said ‘hey’ to  him.

I knew it was not Mill Valley Film Festival Guru and Sweetheart, Mark Fishkin, the guy was too short. I knew it wasn’t  Sean Penn, he’s too tall.  Consistently, almost every single man or woman either smiles, nods, laughs and says’ hi’ to this guy.

In my wildest imagination, I couldn’t fathom who he was or what he was doing to garner so much attention.

I picked up my pace a bit so we both were stopped at the red light. I nonchalantly looked over at him. Now even more than curious to see who this celebrity could…

View original post 107 more words

Posted in single in Marin | Leave a comment

Age gracefully in Marin County? Maybe

Deena, (70 – admits to being 55) is an ex-flight attendant.

She readily divulges there were a couple of husbands, a few boyfriends, a sweetheart or two, a fling here and there. And there. She says there were a handful of beaus – and way too many bozos.

She used to say, quite frankly, she needed a man in her life. She simply did not want to be alone.

In the beginning…

 She was the prom queen, homecoming queen, Miss Beckworth County, Miss Dairy, then, she landed the career of a lifetime: Flight Attendant. All of her friends said that she had the most fabulous job in the world. They all wanted to know about pilots, the Mile High Club, playboys and all those glamorous destinations she got to visit. Lucky, Deena!

Time marches on…

Life, age, and gravity have all taken a toll. Deena is always on the lookout for any facsimile of the Fountain of Youth – frequently, the makes an appointment  to see Dr. Bodewell aka “Dr. Bod.”

“Dr. Bod” is one of the Top Ten Most Famous San Francisco plastic surgeons His waiting room is filled with women vying for that all-important transformation.  Through the years, Deena has had a few nips and tucks-a half dozen enhancements and various other procedures. You don’t want to know all the “The Work “ she has endured.

A New Meaning for Tiny Bubbles? She is petite; now, she’s now very well endowed; she has youthful, flawless skin and pink plump lips; her teeth resemble Chiclets. And she now has “the ass of the 25-year-old.” She claims the curvaceous, “Bubble Butt” is the ‘new’ nose job.

Kristie reads a book!

Last year, one very slim book changed the way Deena thinks. As a rule, she shies away from any book over 100 pages- it’s just too much thinking for her. It’s not that she doesn’t like thinking- she does, just not too much of it.  And, long books are boring.

Somewhere, she ran across a book called The Knight in the Rusty Armor.  

(Our heroine, a little ADD, thought the book was romance novel called,          “A Night in the Rusty Armoire.”)

Since the book was short, she gave it a look- loved it- she even read the book a second time. In her entire life, she has never read a book a second time.

Now, The New Deena buys three copies of The Knight in Rusty Armor at a time, and gives them – to all of her friends and acquaintances. This book changed her life – just like EST did in the 1970’s.

Deena will now admit to once being totally consumed with her appearance. Looking good – no, looking fabulous -was everything to her. Slowly, carefully, she has climbed off that lofty pedestal and is embracing being “around 60.”

She is a work-in-progress and a lot more fun. She will tell you she is just like “The Knight.” Then, she will urge you to read the book.

Now, a happy girl, she has updated her ‘Bucket List,’ and her ‘To Do List’ and modified her passion to look 39 forever.

An Audrey Hepburn fan, Deena says her new mantra is:

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

Audrey Hepburn



Posted in 39 forever, Dating in Marin, Marin County, Page Larkin Marin, Relationship, single in Marin | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Online Dating: The Chiffon Facade?

Don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain…


How many of us are hiding behind a few little white, embellished lies on our dating profiles?

Do some say they are a few pounds lighter?A few inches taller?  A few years younger?

You betcha! All day – every day.

And, yes, Virginia there are scads of fine upstanding singles who are 100% honest.

Bravo all!

May we all find our Soul Mates.





Posted in Dating Coach in Marin, Marin County, single in Marin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment