“I am not equipped to go on dates. The last time I was single, I was 24 and the dating pool was everyone. And now it’s like a shallow puddle of age appropriate men who are old and gross. And I don’t wanna do that.” Leslie Mann’s character, The Other Woman*
If you can relate, welcome to a safe space where you can feel all those feels without judgment. If you’re even considering dipping a toe into that “shallow puddle”, I’ve created this blog to serve as your virtual wingman. I’ll share my own experiences– as well as stories I’ve collected from friends– in hopes of helping my fellow late-in-life bachelorettes navigate these murky waters.
When I started my online dating odyssey in 2019, the only guidance I could find online was thinly disguised clickbait plugs for the various apps, along with sponsored editorial content about losing weight and shaping up. You know, helpful hints we ladies hadn’t ever thought of. Thanks, Corporate Daddy! What I couldn’t find was no-nonsense, real-life BTDT advice from real women in their 50s, 60s, 70s and up. I’ve started this blog to try to give a space for those voices– and maybe even share some WTFs along the way. Please feel free to submit your experiences for publishing. Also all comments and shares are much appreciated.
xoxo, Auntie P (*Leslie Mann’s character in that movie was 42 years old, which makes her an entire Selena Gomez younger than I am. Let that sink in.)