Some people my age — extreme middle-age — train for marathons, or paddle down the Amazon, skydive, or adopt. And having realized this one long-shot dream with my grown child gave me the confidence to try something even harder: to date.
The thing was, I had just done something brave, which was to write a memoir with my son, tour the East Coast together, and appear on stages before hundreds of people at a time.
There, I’ve said it: I wanted someone to text all day, and watch TV with.
I am skittish about relationships, as most of the marriages I’ve seen up close have been ruinous for one or both parties.
Until now, it had been some years since I used (and yes I did meet someone there!
) and I must say that it looks better than ever and the design seems a lot more thoughtful, and its easier than ever to meet good matches.
This means that the minute you post anything, it is no longer yours and can be freely broadcasted on multiple dating services.
you automatically grant to the Company, its affiliates, licensees and successors, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, worldwide right and license to (i) use, copy, store, perform, display, reproduce, record, play, adapt, modify and distribute the Content This fact that the site is freely taking and reusing your personal info makes us wonder whether other dating profiles you see on the home page of are also created by the site using other people’s personal info.
Additionally, I have spent approximately 1,736 hours of this one precious life waiting for the man to finish, and pretending that felt good. What I missed was checking in all day with my person, daydreaming about him, and watching TV together at night.
As well, free members can't look at someone else's profile much less reply to a paying member who has sent them an email without first paying the monthly fee.
You can peek around a little bit after creating a profile (called a 'portrait'), but you won't get very far without becoming a full-fledged member.
When you sign up on you are immediately asked to create your profile by filling it up with flattering photographs of yourself, drop a few lines about yourself, your personal interests, hobbies, ect.
But, what they don’t tell you is that the very second you post something on the site – has the exclusive right to take and use these information across other sites in their network and other affiliated sites.