The Simon Cowell of Dating at 50 – Page Larkin
Dear Page Larkin,
You are the Simon Cowell of dating specialists. Why are you so blunt and cold? I’m almost 50, back into dating and confused by Skype dating, speed dating, friends, benefits and calls for booty. It’s hard out there and the so-called BoomBoom generation needs to be coddled and cuddled. American Idle
Dear American Idle,
Sweetie, let me get you a pillow and a blanket – you have enough whine. You are absolutely right; at first- it is uncomfortable on the Internet dating merry-go-round. But wearing those rose-colored glasses can cause myopia and tunnel vision. While I do try to infuse a sense of optimism – realism is a much better coping mechanism.
T.S. Eliot said, “Humankind cannot bear much reality.” Bottom line: get real, have fun and treat your new social life with a sense of adventure. Next! Love, Page
Two weeks ago, I met a guy on line. His photos are all taken from a distance. He says he is 49. I’m 44. After a bunch of e-mails, he said let’s get together for coffee, but he couldn’t meet me if it was raining. Huh? Everything seemed normal up until that comment. Who doesn’t go out in the rain? Wondering in Washington
Hey Wondering in Washington,
Not a hair-brained question. The song: “Raindrops keep dropping on my Toupee comes to mind. A so-called Fair weather friend ~ from Date #1 may be a waste of time. Next! Love, Page
What’s the best book I can buy to understand what men are thinking. I am totally confused.
Beginners Luck in Burlingame
Hey, Beginners Luck,
The bible for a lot of women is the best selling: He’s Just Not That Into You. Another favorite self-help-yourself book, with candid, direct insights into what men are thinking is comedian and radio show host, Steve Harvey’s Act like a Lady – Think like a Man See my column about this book. This should be required reading for women. Seriously.
Online Dating for Dummies is a great Cliff Notes kind of a quick read. Finally, good luck and to help decipher all this – read my column, That’s Rude! Online Dating Tips Love, Page
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