On dating after 30

Dating is hard at any age, I think, or I am just really bad at it. I am not wishy-washy, I've always known what I've wanted, but thankfully age has helped me whittle down that list of "important qualities in a man," from a 2 page long list of demands, that I wrote in my teens--I believe this list include "able to quote Shakespeare"--to the more realistic list of my early 30s. This list includes gems like, "not too crazy. "

Living in a tiny, rural town is even harder on the dating scene...unless you live in a town of very young upstarts...if you know of such a place, tell me and I am moving from here. Anyway, pondering dating and thinking about some recent outings, one dud, one scoundrel, had me searching for the right sentiments and I think I may have found them.

“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness...” --Coco Chanel

...who would have ever thought a girl who rarely wears any makeup would EVER quote Chanel!


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