Thursday, January 29, 2004

I said it was an "interest" not an "experience"...

At the age of 44 I found myself suddenly single for the first time.  I had been married since the age of 16, so the Internet Dating Clubs seemed like a ‘safe’ place to start sharpening my social skills.  Most Clubs had questionnaires to fill out and I didn’t want to appear … boring.  I realized that although there were many things that I’d like to try, I had few actual interests, none of which were exactly … alluring.  I liked romantic, candle lit dinners and long walks on the beach holding hands, just like everybody else in the Clubs.  I liked to watch Crime Stories on TV.  Especially the ones where the scorned wife murders her husband and gets away with it.  Not exactly a trait potential suitors were looking for.  I knew I would be much more exciting if I had an interest in photography, skiing, sailing, and working out at the gym.  But my ex-husband got our camera in the divorce settlement, (that was OK though, he didn't know it was broken), I’ve always hated cold weather, (and I don't think there are places to ski in the Caribbean), I’m a poor swimmer and I have an 'almost' phobia of Great White Sharks which would make sailing a little nerve wracking, (it's not really a phobia though, as long as I saty out of the water).  As far as going to the gym, up until recently I’ve never enjoyed any activity that involved working up a sweat and groaning.  Just ask my ex-husband. So there it was.  Honest and boring; or deceiving but dangerous?  So I did what any other red-blooded, middle-aged single woman in America would do.  Stretch the truth a little and lie only when absolutely necessary!

7 comments:

barbpinion said...

JUST LOVE COMING HERE. I ALWAYS LEAVE WITH A LITTLE MORE KNOWLEDGE THAN WHEN I CAME AND A BIG SMILE ON MY FACE.
BARB-

iwaterbeari said...

You are just a riot! Thanks for keepin' me laughin'!

camaroisle050856 said...

What did Ray say when he found out you don't enjoy the same interests and actually dislike the hobbies listed on his profile? What hobbies do you enjoy together? Did you have the same interests as your ex? What attracted you to Ray in a companionship way? What is the story of how you and your ex split, and the other woman?

readmereadyou said...

I had made up an add once that was jus a joke. SWF, looking for kindred soul coach potato who enjoyes pizza and rented movies. I can't leave the house or the kids will throw parties. My husband won't divorce me no matter what I do. I have tons of baggage, kids with problems, maxed charge cards and large dental bills. Well, it was truthful, but I'd never get a guy that way. LOL!

bridgetteleigh75 said...

I, too have a fear of Great Whites. Think it's because I read 'Jaws' when I was in the 4th grade. LOL

XO ~ Bridgett

redhdka said...

LOL betweenyou and my mom im laughin!

somenuttychic said...

This is great -- I love it!!!