A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Once Upon a Time…not that long ago – two people – two goals
Sherry (admits to “over 50”) and Claude (62) met online. They exchanged four e-mails, enjoyed two lengthy phone calls, and on the first date, both were very carefully falling in love. They both like Woody Allen, Wine Tasting, Jazz concerts, old San Francisco, traveling to Santa Fe for the opera, Carmel, Wagner, and visiting National Parks.
She likes fiction. He likes nonfiction. He loves butter, cream, and eggs. She’s more of an advocate for quinoa, vegetables, and exploring the aisles of Whole Foods. They were roughly the same age, had been through painful divorces, had launched their kids, were finishing up careers and both were seriously thinking about retirement.
He has a condo in San Francisco on Nob Hill, a doorman, spectacular views of both bridges; rarely drives – walks everywhere, and knows San Francisco like the back…
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You make my life happier, more sane, and safe. I adore the way you take care of me and I am automatically grateful. You are a joy ride.
I know I drive you crazy -and I talk to you constantly – urging your forward, however, today you can actually hear me.
It is the miracle of WordPress – a lot like Lourdes – without the water.
Oh, yes, you were once as wild and crazy as Mustang living in the Outback…you did Dodge the Swinger Bullet… and you were never shiftless. Once, I thought you could be or a Viper – even a Cobra – and yet, you, charmed and sweet-talked me every time you, Rambler.
That hot and steamy day on the Keys…you were my hero- I was broken down, hopeless, and like an Impala you speedily rose to the occasion. Some dumb Barracudas called you a Maverick. “A Two-wheel drive” indeed. Your high emissions are fine with me, old friend.
I shall forever drive you…
<a href=”http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/literate-today/”>Literate for a Day</a>
Her Ivy League credentials and her impressive resume-landed her a job as the VP of Finance for a small start up – in no time, it was taking off like a bat out of hell. Initially, she worked long hours- as the company steadied its course – she found herself slipping out earlier each week.
Her co-workers watched her morph from a conservative, tailored, corporate image to a faux Burning Man devotee.
All it took was that one scenario for Jill to wake up and realize she had been bamboozled by love. It was though the gods had thrown a lightning bolt at her. Bam!
She walked out and never looked back.
He called twice. He texted her five times. And she never heard from him again.
She donated her “Dennis wardrobe” to Goodwill and pulled on her own life again.
You have power over your mind – not outside events.
Realize this, and you will find strength.
The WordPress Prompt of the Day
<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/the-outsiders/”>The Outsiders</a>
You can’t sign up for an online dating site and just sit back and hope to deluged with emails, paeans, love letters and accolades.
You have to get in the game. There is only one rule
Rule #1. Put time and energy into the pursuit. That means – every day – you sit down at your computer and open all the emails the dating company inundates you with – scan, read, toss. Repeat. Do read the profiles, review the “perfect matches” and be open to meeting new people.
Think of a football stadium with thousands of cheering fans. It really is a blur of faces, right? Well, truth be told – your virgin voyage on the high seas of Suddenly Single Again and Dating is like a football stadium and your goal is to get noticed. There are hundreds of singles – just like you- online.
How do you stand out? Who does the TV cameraman zoom in on?
Yes, the Whack-a-delic guy-with no shirt and the colorful clown wig gets a lot of attention.
And, the guys who paint their bodies with Day-Glo paint get noticed. However, the friendly, animated, fan with the big smile, and the really enthusiastic, passionate fan get airtime, too. You want airtime.
Do not post a photo of you five, ten or 20 years ago. Skip the French Maid or Batman Halloween costume. What about the hilarious Christmas Sweater photo? Not so funny. Yes, all of the above get attention but, it is the wrong kind of attention.
Your goal in the Dating Game – is to follow Rule #1: Get in the game, reach out, be open to new people. Skip the kinky and bizarre and you will be in the game before you know it.
A picture is worth a thousand words…
IF you visit to Florida and turn on the Morning News don’t be shocked by the plethora of female newscasters sporting “the uniform”: tight, sleeveless, low-cut, cocktail dresses.
Morning news in Florida is Party Time: big hair, lip gloss, low-cut cocktail dresses at o’dark-thirty. Really? Maybe it’s me, there’s something about veracity and news delivery and a woman dressed for cocktails at 6:00 AM.
Turn on the Today Show, CBS Morning News, any major TV market and see their line up of professional female newscasters all covered up. Think: sleeves. Discreet. Business Attire.