Wait… Do I hear you say you aren’t looking for “love?” That’s okay. As you can see, I put the word in quotes.
Everyone must be aware that you can meet people via the internet. I’ve been at it a LOOOONNNGGGG time. It was almost immediately after getting my first, shaky, internet connection that I began to ‘meet’ females. This was in the mid to late 90s. The ‘technology’ has progressed a lot, but the motivation is still the same… people wanting to meet other people for love, romance and/or sex.
Even when the worldwide web was in its infancy, there were other ways to meet people. My own method was something called IRC, which stands for Internet Relay Chat. I was interested in meeting people from around the world, and IRC was great for that. Those who weren’t using internet in the dark ages might find it strange that virtually nobody had a digital camera, and few had scanners or even access to a scanner. But that’s how it was.
But let’s fast forward to now. There are apps you can put on your smartphone and there are websites that specialize in ‘hooking people up.’ As a matter of fact, there are far too many to mention. But a couple of the most popular here in Colombia are Badoo and Tinder. In my own case, I ended up using Badoo. It’s free to join, but intentionally limited to encourage you to ‘upgrade.’ I had been playing with the free version and decided to pay a little for an upgrade, to see what I might come up with.
What I did come up with wasn’t very tantalizing, for the most part. I am in my 60s, and the majority of the women who were interested in me were rather past their prime, to put it gently. This didn’t surprise me much. But I was hoping to meet an attractive ‘mature’ woman (40s, maybe) or a young one who was looking to ‘date’ an older guy for $$$.
As expected, I had no problem attracting grandmother types. But really, I could have stayed in the States and done that. But that wasn’t my goal, so I passed on quite a few and kept looking. I am running out of space for this post, but I will say that I eventually did have a little luck, which I will go into in more detail next week. Sorry to keep you hanging. But you have to be patient with senior citizens like me. Till next time!