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StillWidowed

There's hope for me yet....

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So I'm driving in the car with girlfriends (we're all in our early 50's) the other day, and we're talking about our one girlfriend's mother in law.  M-I-L had remarried and so I ask..."how old is your M-I-L again"?  She said 72.  And I then asked "how old is her husband"?  She replied 82.  My other girlfriend then reaches over, pats me on the leg, and says "see, there's still hope you'll find love".  Now this is the girlfriend that I mentioned in another post that went over to her pot smoking, used car salesman of a boyfriend's house to cut his grass so she could spend time with him.  You know, you just have to chuckle at people.  One person's Prince Charming is another person's....Oh hell no!

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It is amusing how a self-sufficient woman can make people uncomfortable. Even the words used to describe the never married: confirmed bachelor vs. spinster or old maid -they evoke very different images for the same thing. At least widow/widower is more neutral. 

 

Perhaps you need to remind your friends that “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle” 😄 

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12 hours ago, Bunny said:

 Even the words used to describe the never married: confirmed bachelor vs. spinster or old maid -they evoke very different images for the same thing.

Ooh, not so sure about that: in this part of the world up to a couple of decades ago 'confirmed bachelor' used to be the code for 'gay chap' 🙂

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Amazes me what people will settle for. Not me. 

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On 6/4/2019 at 10:35 PM, fairlanegirl said:

Ooh, not so sure about that: in this part of the world up to a couple of decades ago 'confirmed bachelor' used to be the code for 'gay chap' 🙂

 

Same meaning here too.

 

Man about town was the term used for a rascal. 

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So you all are saying gay men, even when they had to live in the closet due to extreme prejudice, still got to have a nicer sounding name than a woman who lives without a man? Who says we live in a patriarchal society 😂?  

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A lot of people tell me there is hope for me too, that I am still young, etc. What they don't realize is I have no interest. I am busy raising my kids. Maybe one day but not now. I think it is more a societal matter that people need to be coupled. Many people feel uncomfortable being alone. They project their own fear and insecurities onto us by making these comments. I find peace and tranquility in being alone. 

 

I love this! Oh Hell no!!! LOL

On 6/4/2019 at 9:20 AM, StillWidowed said:

One person's Prince Charming is another person's....Oh hell no!

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