Are men really like the bubbles in champagne? They disappear?
Peggy, resident Internet Dating Diva, said the men she dated were like bubbles in a glass of champagne. That sounded poetic until she revealed, after six dates most guys evaporated and disappeared. She admitted the ‘disappearing act’ sometimes happened before the sixth date.
“Bewitched, bothered and bewildered” aka the “Dating at 50 Group”
Eight, Suddenly Single, women from various parts of Marin – all about the same age (Perpetually 39) were invited to Peggy’s home and a convivial Focus Group was created.
The First Meeting/Party
Keeping with a theme: Sex in the City for Girls Over 50, pretty pink Cosmopolitans were served. Fact: Give a single woman two Cosmos and you had better be ready to take notes.
There was a tsunami of thoughts and beliefs about being Single at 50 and the fast and fleeting dating in 2017.
Let Them Eat Cake
Maury, 39 for a decade, another self-proclaimed dating expert said, “On line dating is like a buffet. Single people push their trays down the buffet line and randomly pick and choose each other.” She continued, “Initially, it’s totally intoxicating. Eventually, you learn what’s healthy for your body and mind. Sometimes too much of a good thing can be bad, boy”.
The group ran with the obvious “Dessert and Desert” metaphors.
Peggy concluded with an observation that Match.com, and other costly on-line cupids, perpetuate a ‘Candy Store Mentality.’ If at first you don’t meet Mr.or Ms Right-Now, wait another day and they will send you twenty-four, brand new, perfect matches.
Following the food-chain-of-thought, the women agreed upon the four most important qualities they were looking for “You’ve got to have RICE! You know: Respect, Integrity, Chemistry, and Energy, that’s the ticket!”
After raucous agreement and applause, the women proposed a toast Dating, Spring and New Beginnings, and months filled with romance and R.I.C.E.
Spring is in the Air!
“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.” Bette Davis