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I’m single, turned 60 this year and still fairly active with in-line skating in summer and hardboot snowboarding in winter so I thought perhaps I should get out and meet new people. Talked to the neighbors; a nice retired couple. They suggested the ‘55 Plus Centre’ so I visited the centre.
“Are there any snowboarders here?”
“No, but some of our members grandkids are doing that.”
“Ok, any in-line skaters – you know, roller-bladers?”
No, but somebody else’s grandkids do that.
“How about bloggers? We could discuss weblog design.”
“What’s a weblog?”
Score: zero out of three. I wasn’t having much luck but I pressed onward …
“Anybody here on Facebook?”
No, but they’ve heard of it.
Still no luck, so I tried a more general question …
“So, what do you do for fun here?”
“Cribbage. It’s a card game.”
Having once been addicted to Bridge, I try to avoid card games so I finished my coffee and said goodbye. Maybe try again if I make it to 70.
A while ago a friend dragged me out shopping. We ended up in a lingerie store. Perhaps she thought I’d be embarrassed but I had a great time talking with the sales girls about frilly things and chatting up the other customers. Actually, I was the only male in the store so it’s probably a great place to meet girls. However, it would look pretty suspicious if I started hanging around lingerie stores.
I’ve thought about that on-line dating thing but at my age, I’d probably get the same cribbage crowd. I suppose I could lie and say I’m 90 and perhaps meet a few interesting gold-diggers. Hey, it worked for Hugh Hefner! What’s he got that I don’t besides fame and money?
So, if you have any ideas where to meet new people with interests similar to mine i.e. blogging, hard-boot snowboarding, roller-blading; leave a comment.
December 14, 2011
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