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Crow’s Feet

The Magic of Matching

Prompt #26: Dating as an Older Person

In 2005, I met Bob — he was 57, and I was 45. The internet magically made our match on a dating website. Before I met him, a string of fellows wandered onto my list of matches. Coffees, lunches, dinners. Ho-hum. One-offs mostly.

Rejects included those incapable of spelling or unable to construct an interesting sentence. I enjoyed being…



“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Julie Ranson

Word Lover. Writer. Self-improver. Believer. Wife. Mother of three adults. Find me everywhere: