When it comes to the challenges of mid-life dating, I don't want to hear crap from women. We of the stronger sex have been reduced to mere shadows of our former selves by our humiliating efforts to attract female companionship. Most of our despair can be attributed to society's unfair expectation that men are still the hunters, despite the fact that the quiver is, by now, depressingly low on arrows.
The fact is women can sit around waiting for something to happen. Men still have to take the initiative to get a date. Sure, reticent gals may complain that having to wait to be asked out is lonely and frustrating, but at least they don't risk being shot down. God only knows how many men have suffered irreversible psychological damage from dating rejection. Of course, it is not fun for women who are never asked out, but at least it isn't personal. Maybe no one knew they were even available.
- anonymous in Ann Arbor, MI