I'm single. I have been for several years.
I was really enjoying my single state during those years. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. It was pretty glorious.
I've started thinking though, that I would like some companionship too.
Now that I have popped by head up and looked around, I realize I have no idea how one goes about meeting people.
I have friends. But there's not a pool of potential dates within that friend group. Or anyone with a secret stash of available friends of friends they have somehow kept from me until now.
How did I used to get dates?
I would start playing a new sport. Or go to the bar.
I'm middle-aged now. There is no bar.
I don't think.
Is there one?
God, if there is, someone tell me where it is!
I understood the etiquette of meeting people at bars.
I do not understand this whole internet dating and hooking up thing.
I wish there was a book - How to Internet Date for Middle-Aged Dummies
There is this cheatsheet, but geesh, how old do …
BREWING UP GENDER PARITY: THE QUEST FOR BEERQUALITY
REBECCA WHYMAN • JUNE 13, 2019
Women are markedly underrepresented in craft beer. This is not news to anyone. But have you ruminated on just how large the gender gap is? A 2018 survey by Nielsen-Harris found American craft beer drinkers are 68.5 per cent male and 31.5 per cent female. Closer to home, BeerMeBC’s 2018 survey had those numbers at 71 and 29 per cent, with 0.32 per cent identifying as “other.” For those not so strong in the math department, that means that there are only three women drinking craft beer for every seven men. If you were a straight man looking for a date, you wouldn’t like those odds at all. And I can tell you, as one of those three women, it’s not much fun being outnumbered everywhere I go to enjoy my beloved craft beer, delightful as those seven men may be.
Drinking craft beer is the easy part—when we move into the sections of craft beer world that inv…
There are lots of books coming out this summer on the topic of women hitting middle age - and fighting back!
The Wall Street Journal's article lists a plethora of them. Alas WSJ demands that I subscribe if I want to keep reading their articles. I enjoyed my first read, but they won't let me back to read it again and make a proper list of all their reading suggestions. But here are three books that the snipit I can still see includes:
There are lots of interesting comments on the Wall Street Journal's Facebook page (and yes, I did read the comments!). Of course there are some jackass men who feel they must comment on how over hearing about women's empowerment they are. But there are some really wonderful comments from aging women, both on the 'rah-rah my aging years are amazing' side, and those pointing out some very goo…