Category: Dating_at_a_certain_age

  • A God-Fearing Man

    I was surprised that Mickey wanted to meet me since he lived four states away in Texas.  He explained he was going to visit his daughter, who lived in an area near me, in a month’s time and wanted to set up a date.  He explained that he was looking for very specific criteria in…

  • And Here’s to You, Mrs. Robinson…

    I have always preferred dating men close to my age.  Much younger men were never a consideration.  It always felt like “robbing the cradle.”  However, Declan became the exception.  He reached out to me, and I responded by reminding him that there was a bit of an age difference between the two of us.  He…

  • In Search of Robert Redford

    While viewing online dating profiles, I came upon one with pictures of a very attractive man, reminiscent of Robert Redford, who was reaching out to me.  I eagerly read through his profile history and devoured his pictures with my eyes.  Lane had a head of thick, silvery hair and a trim waistline.  No half a…

  • The Doctor Is a Quack

    Simon’s profile was impressive.  It didn’t hurt that he listed his profession as a medical doctor and that his pictures showed an attractive-looking man for being of “a certain age group.”  He appeared to be a family man.  He was depicted as finding enjoyment in being with his children and grandchildren.  Even showing an affection…

  • “Je ne sais quoi?”

    Tyler was “number three.”  He lived and worked in a nearby state but had been raised in the town in which I reside.  We decided he would take a place for a weekend and come to visit.  He was excited to show me around.   I was very much looking forward to meeting him. I met…

  • Little Boy Blue Blows His Horn!

    Russ and I decided to meet for dinner.  Arriving early at the “designated restaurant,” I was seated in the intimate setting of the lounge awaiting a table.  I was just beginning to relax and enjoy the quietude.  The lowered lights added a touch of romance to the ambience.  Somewhere in the background I heard a…

  • Night of the Raging Bull

    Dane’s profile seemed like a good fit.  His picture showed a smile warm and bright.  I received the impression of a kind and gentle person with many similar life interests.   He was also a retired professional, and his profile stated that family was a priority much like mine.  We agreed to meet at my favorite…

  • About Me

    Cynthia Abernethy was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where great seafood and equestrian life reigned supreme.  She earned her BA at Loyola University and enjoyed a fairytale dating life as there were twice as many males as females in the student population.  She studied Professional Writing at Towson University as a postgraduate. Divorced and…

  • How I Got There…

    After a marriage of nearly 40 years, and an amicable divorce, I was left feeling sad, empty, and in shock.  It felt as if those years of my life had been for naught.  The divorce fell under the category of “amicable” because it was the path of least resistance for my heart-worn, weary soul.  I…