You may be asking if I meant to say "chose" in the title.
It's a summer evening in Lisbon. The warm and sticky ocean breeze brushes my blushing cheeks as as the setting sun spills out from behind the horizon like rosé champagne. From across the table, my date chuckles at a witty retort of mine and the sound of his laughter coats my heart like smooth honey. We haven't seen each other in years, but with chemistry like ours, it hardly feels that way. We swap stories of career, adventure, and romance. The gleam in his eye makes my smitten brain stutter, but I hide it with a saucy smile and twirl my blonde locks between my fingers before sweeping them gently behind my ear.
So we all have been pretty much separated and quarantined for a few months now. Practicing social distancing, discovering new hobbies, writing, drawing, sewing, reading etc. Dealing with the stress of being in the middle of a pandemic, which is something most of us have never really experienced.
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I’ve read articles about how women feel invisible after forty. But I turned forty a couple of years ago, and I haven’t noticed the difference. I’ve always felt invisible.
Today I was biking through the city in the evening in the rainy, dark weather. While biking I came to the thought about why some women are single and have trouble finding Mr. Right/The One. Not the ones who choose to stay single, but those who have trouble being in a long-term committed relationship. I’ve been reflecting deeply on this question, as I am one of those who have trouble finding the right one. Somehow the answer came naturally to me based on acquaintances in my life.
Dating in my 20s sucked, but mostly because I was being rejected by guys I liked who didn't like me back. Now in my 30s, I'm being rejected by guys I like who do appear to like me back. Confusing, I know. Welcome to dating in 2020.