Maybe I Should Buy You a Drink

I live in an amazing time. Compared to my great grandmother who immigrated here after the Titanic; who optimistically on the boat manifest wrote her occupation as typist, crossed it out, and then a little too optimistically wrote 'cook'. Side note Lil Gran would have been better as a typist. She was a terrible cook and reknowned for making tea and biscuits for dinner. I incidentally take after her in that regard. In her time, crossing an ocean was an amazing feat. Fast forward over a hundred years and I've crossed multiple oceans, lived in countless countries, drive, live independently, vote, have a job, use a washer and dryer, don't have to get married or have kids, and can wear pants. It's an amazing time. Yet... why am I miserable? Do I expect too much? In the pursuit of independance I find myself at a loss for companionship. Maybe a protocol or etiquette to making introductions has been lost over time. And perhaps if I was paid as much as a man I could afford an obnoxious dog I don't have time to train instead of a partner. So what is the next innovation for women? Tinder has lost it's spark.

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@ why am I miserable?

Dec 6, 2023 at 11:34am

misery is the product of focusing on the negative. Yes there certainly is a shadow side to our existence in this Planet Earth dimension, but there is also a a 'truth, beauty and goodness side.' Its our free will choice where we put our energy. And 'free will' is a wonderful endowment. Be thankful you were not created as a robot without fee will. So your choice: 'the red pill or the blue pill' or not pills at all.

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Anonymous

Dec 6, 2023 at 12:52pm

One of the most beautiful Tinder brakeup letter in a while. Le Sigh to you. Kiss kiss sweetie.

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Miserable?

Dec 6, 2023 at 2:19pm

Do you have a phone? Do you have social media? If so, turn them off for a month and see if that helps. Of course there will be downvotes to this and addicted people panicking at this comment, but for you, if you are miserable, what would it hurt to try a fundamental change?

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Oh jeezus

Dec 6, 2023 at 10:13pm

Here we go again. Another invitation for the women haters to chime in and tell you that all women deserve to be lonely and if we’d all just revert to our grandmother’s time and be quiet and submissive, all our troubles would be solved. They conveniently forget that the whole reason for the women’s movement in the first place was because our mothers and grandmothers were NOT happy in their assigned roles. Realistically I think that modern women need to adjust to the fact that men simply haven’t caught up in their evolution yet. Too many are still stuck in a fantasy that most of them never lived and that never actually existed. So until they get with the times and come to terms with the radical concept that women are human beings deserving of the same rights, privileges, and opportunities that they are, women will need to find other forms of companionship. Sorry, but that’s my take on it from the perspective of a woman in her 70’s who has experienced many relationships and has come to the conclusion that they’re just not there yet, for the most part. For the ones that are, forgive me. Perhaps you could spend some time educating the rest?

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I get you

Dec 7, 2023 at 7:34am

All things considered I live a very charmed life
But why am I so miserable?
The only thing that seems to work for me is practicing constant gratitude

PS good luck out there

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@Oh jeezuz

Dec 7, 2023 at 6:53pm

With all due respect- you are 50 years out of touch with modern dating and have zero clue about it.
And as you are clearly unwilling to learn-as any man that disagrees with your point is a misogynist and stuck in the 1920's- I won't waste my time.
Other than to suggest what another poster said in the last dating post, is to go on You Tube .

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@@oh jeezus

Dec 12, 2023 at 9:27pm

That’s funny and very ageist, because I only recently stopped dating. I’ve used online dating several times and I’ve had my share of relationships, both long and short. So run along junior, the grownups are talking now.

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