Sunday, November 16, 2014

My May December Romance

Love has no boundries.  It doesn't know a 25 year old from a 50 year old.  Love is "what it is," and while it's going on it's absolutely insanely wonderful.  Statistics prove that a high percentage of married couples get divorced and there are more married couples in the 25 to 49 group than there are in the "you get this and I get that" category.  I was 41 when I was introduced to an 18 year old confused bi-sexual who babysat me going through a divorce.  I was a personal manager at the time and he had just graduated from high school with no work experience.  At 21 years of age he was a licensed theatrical agent with a well respected talent agency in L.A.  He didn't know what it was like to work for money, since his father was a wealthy lawyer in Beverly Hills and his mother owned jointly a major pharmaceutical chain in the U.S.  When they met me and knew my age they cut off his bank account, but he didn't care and for Xmas (he was a Jew) he brought home a Xmas tree the night before Xmas (it was free) and decorated it with strings of popcorn.  Was he a rebound love?  He treated me like I was a Queen.  I never questioned his love for me.  He died in 1990, in three months from a malignant brain tumor. 

I talk more about him in my book "You Can't Marry Them All" coming out in 2015.  I'm behind in it.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Online Dating

I wonder how many people join online dating sites.  I don't have to wonder any longer because if you log in to any of them, you will see a whole bunch of people all hoping to find the person of their dreams.  This is what I've come up with.  Men and women in their 70's and 80's don't want to be alone.  Most of those people have lost their spouse through illness or age-related problems.  And, many of them have been married for a lot of years so losing their spouse and friend of 40 or 50 years is a tremendous loss.  Those who are divorced are usually a little younger - in their 50s and 60s so they're game for the "hunt."  Actually I have been a member of an online dating service but because I am searching for an email friend I don't get very many responses however, every few years I'll join for a month and believe it or not I have not only found good email friends I have met two that I still correspond with at Xmas.  They're married now and I get Xmas cards from their families.  I like corresponding via email or letters with pictures.  It's difficult to simply find an email buddy.