Monday, October 16, 2006

Eavesdropping

I'm sitting on a train eavesdropping on a couple near me, and I have to tell you that what I'm hearing is terrifying. The man and woman travellong together are likely coworkers. One married, the other single. Both are somewhere in their 40s-50s. Listening to the single woman talk about being on match.com and guys winking at her. I know for certain that I don't want to still be talking about this crap at 50.

25 comments:

Beau said...

That's nothing. I have my 62 year old divorced father telling me about his experiences on Match.

allan said...

66 year old widowed mom talking about her eHarmony experiences :).

And yea, I feel lame enough talking to people at work about my Yahoo/eHarmony matches and I am in my 30s.

Anonymous said...

Who knows!? She could be looking for her 5th husband?? Marriage could be a very lucritave business you know! Look at it this way, at least she hasnt given up! she's still in the game!

Beth said...

Oh shit. That's not good news, at all. I dont think you have anything to worry about... Match and eHarmony are just tools to "find" a date, and ultimately make the process of dating a matter of winking and emailing

We all know how fabulous you are, and these folks are just desperate. You will never be desperate, honey.

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Johnny said...

proving old men are still freakin horny toads.

:P

Anonymous said...

Oh honey don't worry, you're fabulous!! Match is a just a fun little place to play, its entertaining and if you find someone great, well good for you!! :)

NotCarrie said...

haha, I like Irish Red's comment.

And Johnny's, of course.

Anonymous said...

haha... but she may have just been divorced a couple years ago after being married to a jerk for 25 years.. so you never know!

Percy said...

I get de-briefed my fest friend- woman who is 43 on her e-harmony dates. interesting way to meet folks really out of the work place environment.

Px said...

different
i love eavesdropping, but sometimes you really don't want to hear what you're listening to, but you just
can't
stop

Karina said...

haha please kill me if i end up like that at 50

Spill The Beans said...

Oh, it's not that bad. I had a great time with the online dating at 39. ;)

jo said...

well at least she hasn't gotten jaded enough to not even give online dating a try. but i too know for certain that i don't wanna be talking bout that at 50...

and you shouldn't be eavesdropping haha!

Marissa said...

amen to that sister!!

Darren said...

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Sub Girl said...

yikes. that's depressing, although props to them for trying!

romance junkie said...

where i live the 50+ crowd has excellent results in the match.com realm.

Sex & Moxie said...

Speaking of which...if anyone has any examples for this NY Post article, please stop by and leave them on the blog. Sorry to threadjack, but she just contacted me and she needs some examples by this evening.

"Hi Moxie,

Love your blog. Really enjoy it! I'm writing an article for the NY Post on the phenomenon of "false advertising" in dating -- the time a date did something totally out of character to keep you on the hook. Example: The dude who takes you to the ballet for the first date, then reveals himself to be a cro-magnon thereafter.

Would LOVE to hear of any examples you or your friends might have -- and, of course, I will mention your website.

Thank you! "

Anybody? Please share here:
http://moxieblog.typepad.com/moxieblog/2006/10/false_advertisi.html

DCVita said...

I am with you on that. Hell, I am sick of talking about this crap at almost 30!!

Mr 5.25 said...

I'm 48 and my sex life has never been better. There is something to be said for experience.

Senor Beavis said...

My mom's about to get divorced and asked me about online dating. Meeting people at any age isn't easy. You never know how stuff is going to turn out. I hope you're not dating at 50 as well, but who knows. You may get divorced at 49.

By the way, hit the trashcan on these spam comments.

Lindsey said...

If that is me in 20 years I will die. Remind me to pray tonight.

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I hate even telling people I have a blog. I would never say anything about a matching maker site.

I prefer to meet psychos in a bar. ;-)

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I couldn't agree more that I want to be doing anything but talking about that kind of stuff in my middle years.