Wow...it's been two weeks since my last post. I apologize for that. I've been busy, mostly at work, and then I developed a case of writer's block. Sometimes those creative juices don't flow readily!
I needed to sell myself this week, not literally - well, maybe literally. I needed to write a dating profile. Like many women I have a self-esteem issue or two. And I was raised not to blow my own horn. I was raised to be accommodating (read chameleon) and self-deprecating. Actually, I'm guessing that I might have developed my skills of self-deprecation rather than being raised that way.
Any way. I sat down in front of the computer and nothing. Literally nothing came out of my head or my mouth or my fingertips. So I spent some time online. Researching. How to write a great dating profile. Big surprise, there are like a zillion sites out there talking about this. Most of them say think of ways to make yourself stand out, make yourself unique. They have a point. How many people do you know that include "I love walks on the beach and sitting in front of the fire?" Indeed, one might love those things, however one would likely not stand out in a crowd as unique. So, I stewed over this for several nights. Finally put together a draft that I vetted with a couple of girl friends. They said they liked it. I did try to infuse some of the self-deprecating humor into it. However, one friend said she liked it, however didn't know that she learned much about me. And, isn't that the purpose of the profile. Pictures pull them in, the profile has to engage.
I edited it, and then presented it to Sophia (the Matchmaker) in case you've missed a post. I think she liked it, although found my comment about dancing in the kitchen confusing (I thought it was cute). She suggested an edit or two.
Here it is. My 60 year old dating profile. If anyone had told me at age 25, 40, or 55 that I would be single at 60 and trying to sell my charms on the Internet to unknown men, I never would have believed it. But this is where I find myself.