After I wrote about one woman's failed efforts to get men to attend a speed-dating event for singles over 60, I heard from nearly 300 lovelorn readers.Maybe I'll just get a dog." Patricia wrote: "Trying to find a man over 60 is like trying to find a good bullpen. "It's a strange and different world out there," he wrote.
They offered the old joke, "What do you call women who don't want sex?
Divorced." Mike, who is 71, wrote: "Healthy men are 'hard-wired' for sex.
Married, gay or dead, or they're out having drinks with women who are 35. As one of my male neighbors told me, when the funeral home was taking his wife out the front door, women with casseroles were coming in the back door.
Barbara wrote: "We, the single women in our 60's are doomed!!!
I don't want to be questioned to see if I am worthy of anything." Don, who is 75, wrote: "My wife of 51 years died a year and half ago and I don't feel like just sitting and waiting to die.
The first woman in my 'new' life chased me with all sorts of promises. Phil to the point where after two dates you must move to the 'next level' -- sleeping together.
They're out there, but not in Cleveland." But dozens of single men said they, too, are lonely. Michael wrote: "Here's one 60 unmarried, retired male with no children who would love to meet these women.
I have the same sort of bad luck meeting eligible women that these women claim to have in meeting men." Men complained about women who give up on sex after 60.
I don't want to be unkind, but, a great majority of them are significantly obese, certainly not a 'turn-on' for any healthy male.