Well, I really thought it might work out. My first relationship since my divorce lasted 5 months and lived 1.5 hours away. Ultimately one of the factors that ended it was the distance. I had a recent dating experience that lasted 4 dates and they live 1.5 hours away. In that instance, to paraphrase her recent email, Logistically we're doomed.
It looks like I will need to shorten my distance from home next time.
In the dates I have had since the divorce, I have had an age swing from 36 to 48, that’s a 12-year difference. Age is just a number, I understand and it felt great for a then 44-year old to have someone interested in them who were 8 years younger. Generally speaking, the older they are, the older their kids are and in that maybe more flexibility.
It looks like I may want to tighten up my age range a little bit.
Some of my dates have been almost my height; while with others have been downright short.
It looks like I may want to stay within a certain height range
I could continue, but allow me to break this down further and explain where I am going:
LOCATION/DISTANCE: 50 miles or less, or no more than an hour away
AGE: Range would be 39-49, based on age of kids and other factors
HEIGHT: Above 5’-4” preferred
HAIR/EYES: Does not matter
BODY: prefer thin, athletic or average
ETHNICITY: Caucasian preferred
RELIGION: Christian, not other religion or non-religious
POLITICS: No preference
EDUCATION: Prefer college level or beyond. Hard to exclude if you did not attend college
INCOME: Tied to Education, but not always
JOB: No preference
SMOKE: Must be a no
HAS KIDS: Not a problem, most people in the above age range do
Now before you think it….The TITLE of this Blog is not about hooking up or going the distance in a physical sense. Shame on you…..
No, this is a lead in to what I promised I would talk about, the two dating sites I am currently on. And I am starting with the lesser of the two in terms of size and variety, www.datehookup.com
The above characteristics are part of every profile on this site. I listed what my preferences are for someone I am looking for. I have my characteristics listed on my profile page. (Where I live, height, eye color, body type, etc)
My next post will introduce you to the world of DateHookup.com and some of the adventures I have had on there….stay tuned.