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Dating at 62

Dating.

Even the word scares me a little.  I am, at 62, attempting to get out there and find someone.  It's not that I mind being alone, it's that I DO NOT want to be lonely for the rest of my life.  So...

I attempted to get out there.  Gentleman #1...not working out because he has too much going on.  He and I are not going on.  Moving on.

Plenty of Fish...online dating.  OK...met a really nice guy!!! Meeting next week.  Constant chatter via email and talked 2 hours on the phone.  I am nervous.  He is intelligent (ck), funny (ck), nice (ck), smart (ck), has a job (ck), and is literate (ck).  He has his own car, is somewhat of an entrepreneur, and ambitious (ck, ck, and ck).  There's a LOT of my personal boxes checked off there!  AND...he's not fugly!  Did I just unknowingly hit the jackpot???

I have not dated for 5 years.  I am admittedly woefully unprepared for that new world.  At a friend's suggestion, I joined Meetup here in Denver, but so many of the events are on weeknights.  Many nights, after watching my grandchild all day and caring for my mom, I am plum tuckered out!  I finally will be going to an event in May.

I mean really--not until May??  Are you serious Alita?

Well, yes.  I find it daunting to go to these events without a friend to stand beside.  I am a bit shy (those of you who know me will laugh until your sides hurt at that), and meeting new people is a challenge.   Once I know people, I'm ok.  But it's that interim time that scares me a little. No, scares me a lot.  WAY out of my comfort zone.  But I am putting on the big girl panties, as they say, and going for it...even if it is 3 weeks away.

I think it's funny that I can do shows with strangers and never flinch.  But go to a coffee event alone, and my guts are in turmoil just considering it!  I used to do that stuff all the time.  Go out by myself.  But now...I am more unsure.  At 62, I am body conscious (I don't have the body fantastic), my face has laugh lines, my hair has a mind of it's own sometimes...WHAT AM I THINKING?

Then I take a breath.

I am an amazing woman.  I have raised 2 wonderful boys alone, with little outside help.  I have accomplished SO many things in my lifetime, and these things have left me with a wealth of information and tools for living.  I actually LIKE myself.  I would want to be my friend.  I am smart and intelligent and funny and caring and giving and strong within.  I am talented, gifted, and pretty well rounded. I am financially solvent, have all my own teeth and hair, clean up nicely, and am at home with power tools.

What I am is a catch!  And anyone who takes the time to get to know me will discover just how amazing I truly am.

So...I am going to get out into the world and have some fun.  No...have a LOT of fun.  And if you'd like to walk that path with me, just send me a message.

And to that POF guy who was smart enough to know a good thing---see you next week!