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Are you Suddenly Single – euphoric or exasperated? Readers say:

unnamedDear Page

I’ve got it bad, and that ain’t good, it’s fabulous! I’ve had more dates in 2015 than I had before I was married. I’ve met Tom, Rick, and Larry, and 20 other guys. I’m having fun sampling the wares on and OKCupid. After my dry, boring marriage, dating is fun! I have learned a lot about Dating at 50 (I’ am 47)  from your column, thanks! Sheila

Dear Sheila,

After you get off the dating merry-go-round and get serious-let’s talk! Write to me:

You are experiencing “post divorce euphoria” and tripping the light fantastic dating game. This too shall pass. I hope you find your knight in shining armor. Remember to slow down and smell the roses, my peripatetic reader. We’ll talk.

Love, Page

Dear Page,

I’ve been off and on for five years. I can’t handle the hunt, dead end dates and the disappointment for more than three months at a time. I have to admit I met some “nice” women, but, they could be my sisters – nice but no chemistry.

I used those San Francisco matchmakers was out $5000 and met the same women I saw on at a different price point. Help. Maybe I just need a good pickup line?

Prince not so charming

sad manDear Prince not so charming

Don’t give up. And props to you for trying! The dating game can be a dream or nightmare. Try this one on for size – when you meet a woman that you’re somewhat interested in, say, “Would you have time to meet for coffee?” Let me know how that works for you.

Love and peace, Page

Dear Page Larkin

X and I had three dates. I took her to dinner, to Biscuit and Blues, and dancing at the Top of the Mark. Now, she won’t answer my text, calls or e-mails. I thought she might be ill, and then noticed she’s back on

Bummed in Berkeley

Dear Bummed in Berkeley,

You are both gracious and generous. She is not. S.I.N.T.I.T.U. (She is not that into you) Best advice: Move on. The best is yet to come.

Love and peace,


Do you have a question, a query, a comment or a conundrum? Drop me a line – tell me how adjusting to being Suddenly Single and Dating Again is working for you. Thanks for the floods of fan mail – I love you.


Top six funny pick up lines


Now, that’s a Pick Up

Pretty Funny Pick up lines

1.’He said, ” Your eyes match my Porsche”

2. Hey, I agree with Mae West about trying anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. Kiss?

3. Overheard: “I think a full body massage is the best way to get to know someone, right?”

4. If a man’s kiss is his signature – can I get your autograph?

5. Thomas Wolfe wrote, “You can’t go home again.” Babe, you can come to my home anytime.

6. I heard you were a girl who can’t say “No.” Is that right?

The all-time Queen of one liners, double entendres was Mae West


Top Ten Worst Pick Up Lines: Offend and Alienate

who is lyin?

Want to offend and alienate women in 20 words or less?

These Top Ten (offensive)

Pick Up Lines guaranteed to make women disappear – instantly.

1. Does God know his sexiest little angel is missing from heaven?
2. I’ll keep buying you drinks. You tell me when I get good looking.
3. If your beauty were measured in light, I’d see you coming from a mile away.
4. There are no stars out tonight, but you can still see the big dipper if you want to.
5. Would you like to meet Russell? Russell my love muscle.
6. Babe, you must have glue on your butt, because my eyes have been stuck there all night.
7. Hey baby, you and me! We are nothing but mammals, so let’s do it like they do it on the Discovery Channel.
8. Hey, hot mama, your mother must have been a pilot because you are so very fly.
9. Girl, my mother told me that when I finally saw true beauty that I would turn to stone. Well, I’m pretty hard right now.
10. Dude, my name really doesn’t matter because later, all you’ll be saying is, “Oh my God”
You Got a Problem With That?

In a random poll about reactions to the Top Ten List, Tina, one of the Mindful Body  ‘Yoga Babes’ said, “I can tell you in three words: crude, rude and lewd.” Another woman quipped, “Contrived, trite and crass.” When a few of the ‘Manly Men’ were polled, they guffawed, choked back the laughter, and agreed, all of the above made very bad first impressions.
Conversely: The Best Opening Lines

1) May I sit here?
2) How are you?
3) Please pass the (choose one) sugar, salt and pepper, champagne, chocolate.
4) Excuse me…are you reading The Hunger Games?
5) Have we met?
6) Good morning….(afternoon…evening)
7) Hey… how are you?
8) May I ask you a question? May I join you?
9) If you’re not too busy – may I buy you a cup of coffee?
10) Hi. What’s your name?

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”

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