This is not a bad thing, except that the purpose of the exercise seems to have gotten a bit muddled.
I am not sure what I was thinking, writing an essay this long, but I decided to not divide it into two parts.
Instead, it is a five part essay--but please realize that a discussion about dating cannot be done This is true regardless of age, but when you pass the age of fifty, you often have more than just one story or two.
I have always admired the character played by Ruth Gordon in "Harold and Maude", because she made a decision to end her life on her 80th birthday, before time and age took too much of a toll on her body and mind. I just suspect that I would not find that person through the act of dating..I know it. How might I find that person then, assuming that this desire even becomes something I want to pursue?
First, I must tell you the truth about dating, and why it is a terrible way to get to know someone and find out if there is relationship compatibility.
Conversely, online dating provides the space to prepare our best faces and responses in an ideal presentation framework.