Archive for October, 2011

Boomer Dating: On being a size 18

Friday, October 7th, 2011

WEIGHT WATCHER PLANS ARE WONDERFUL

THEY GET YOU RIGHT ON TRACK

WATCH EXTRA POUNDS ALL MELT AWAY

THEN WATCH THEM ALL COME BACK.

Every woman can’t be a size 6. But you might not  have to be. Just ask Mel. He is proof positive that  you don’t have to be a Hollywood starlet to get a man’s undivided attention. When I first met Mel, he was as stiff and unsmiling as a Strategic Air Command general during the Cuban missile crisis. His wife had left him after a 21-year marriage and he was, he told me, “hungry for affection.”

He’d had a series of disappointing dates which led only to another series of disappointing dates. Then along came a woman who had never won a beauty contest, but who knew how to fill a hungry man’s emotional plate. With someone to hug and be hugged by, ever-smiling Mel is now described by one and all as “a new man.” I haven’t met his new squeeze, but I’m sure she’s smiling, too.

Never walk your dog in a tattered T-shirt

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

A dog can be woman’s best friend if her neighbor’s widowed brother happens to be visiting. So when you walk Rover, dress to impress. Every day. A delicious 20-year-old can throw on a faded stretched out T-shirt for waking the dog and charm the tail off a squirrel. But when you’re going on multiple times that age, you just look homeless. Don’t be startled if men toss coins at you instead of hungry looks.

Don’t dress your age. Dress your best Wear cheerful colors, not drab browns that murmur meekly, “Please don’t look at me.” Consider contact lenses or a fashion frame. Granny glasses give you a granny look that does not bring out the Rhett Butler in a man. Or the George Clooney for that matter. Men like “attractive,” so be it. What are you saving your best clothes for? They’ll be out of style before you wear them. You’ve got ’em? Use ’em. If you don’t got ’em, get ’em.  That’s how you                                                                                                                  –excerpted from “It’s Never Too Late to Date”