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This is what I have missed--the camraderie of this group. :) Too bad that you don't all live here. I would throw a "in your face, Mr. Blizzard" paerty today.
I have nothing more profound to add then the ones before me...i am sorry for your loss Linda. I have a high respect for Veterans and servicemen...sorry can't say servicepeople. My husband was in the Navy during the Gulf war.(my dad was in WWII and one brother in Vietnam, various friends and relatives also) Anyway...I too have mixed feelings about websites but am willing to try. And I love all of you guys..if I can say that! I have learned so much here already and have gotten some wonderful support! Thanks for everything! And please, all of you in the East Coast be safe this weekend with that crazy weather! Jane
Greetings, Wayne and welcome to the CM forums. If you feel lost, you're in good company. Many here share the same problem -- how to get going again. It's something comparable to working for a company for 25 years, then finding yourself looking for another job. Help!!!
Not to worry. You're in an enviable position in a way. The simple life is what some people crave and are looking for. No need to have a PhD, be a rocket scientist -- just be a decent guy, a homebody type. Keep reading profiles and you'll come across such people. They're not trapped by materialism, fancy cars, mansions and other material goods. Just be fair, honest, and treat them with the respect they deserve.
It may seem slow at the start, but you'll become more comfortable as you communicate with some of the people here. There are many first-class women on this site. Just realize you're as good as anyone else on this site. Your self-esteem is important in establishing relationships. Your past is exactly that -- you've left that "self" behind for a greater good. Keep at it.
Ray, you are always so kind to people and know exactly what to say. You and Elizabeth are two of my favorites to hear from! God bless you.
Hi Linda, my sister used to work at your new AFB. Welcome back to the U.S.
I guess I would first say only do this if you want to. It sounds like you had a wonderful marriage. Are you sure you want to find someone else? Are you doing this because you want to, or because you are young and it's somehow expected of you to "get out there" and get married again?
My own mother was widowed at 35 and never remarried. It's your call so be sure that you are desirous of this life of "looking" again.
Beyond that, all I can say is take it easy, take it at a pace that works for you. It's not easy to be our age to try and attract a man, particularly as you say, when you have not been in the game of doing that for a while.
If you want any specific suggestion, I would just say maybe crop/make close up your profile picture, so people can see your smiling face right away.
All the best!
Yeah, what she said!!