Just because I'm on the slippery side of 45 doesn't mean it's all over for me. I have two other women I'm writing to right now and I'm not sure I can handle a third? There are no dirty socks to pick up after, but there is a downside.
Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles -- and finding romance in a wired world. I signed up on the dating site Plenty of Fish last year, and while I had my doubts, I was still optimistic about finding my soul mate — otherwise, why do it at all? It's taken me a while, but I realize now that this living fantasy is one of the perks of being a self-confident woman "of a certain age," and one should embrace it like the feminist superhero that you are. In the 1990 movie "White Palace," a young James Spader moves to New York in the finale to declare his love to the much older Susan Sarandon, but in real life, would James really have done that? In Hollywood, one can dream, but in America, the jury's still out.
Not only has my POF (Plenty of Fish) profile (**) been hacked, but in addition, my computer has been compromised by the Torpig Virus and someone who claimed to be tech support for POF. I had tried to use the app and there were several men that had chatted with me. His pictures show a man from the states and he sounds Nigerian.
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The message made me laugh, so we messaged a little and exchanged numbers. I did not sign up with this in mind, but even if you sign up with wanting to meet the man of your dreams - and it does not happen - at least you will have some good stories to tell.
POF does not care anymore, they are just collecting money from honest people. I went on a few dates, and in January 2016 a guy messaged me. We have had a fantastic year living together and I am looking forward to a loving fun filled life with my man.
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