Midlife Dating: The Signs of Being Unwanted

7 years ago

I was opening my e-mail. There it was, three more gentlemen that I should check out. I have debated dumping my account. Most of the guys are fine, normal people. Very active. Never knew so many over-40 men like to run marathons and walk on the beach.

I don't marathon. I have no beach to walk on. Anyway, I go check out the fellas who were sent to me as eligible candidates. I see this at the bottom of one of the potential matches:

Rejection Warning - Too Old!Mind you, I didn't go looking for this guy; he was selected because some algorithm thought it was a good idea.

I can't be older than 45 years old?

Man holding hand out, focus on hand

Yes, I can.

Yes, I am. The killer that caused me to laugh is that there was an ad for a mature dating service. It featured way-younger-than-I-am women who would be willing to date guys over 40.

Cleavage apparently is an important qualification.

You have to laugh or you will go stark raving bonkers.

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