Match is not a good match, lol

I've been married twice. Husband number one and I divorced, for several reasons. Husband number two passed away just over two years ago. While I am introverted and for the most part content with living in my own world with my pets, I also have a nagging feeling of, "It has been two years. If you don't act now, you might be alone forever."

A part of me thinks it would be nice to have someone to share things with. The other part points out how eccentric I am, and how much work it is to be in a relationship. The first part says, "You don't really think it will become easier because you wait longer, do you?" and the second part responds, "Can you really imagine a man in here? A man's things? Or, not doing what you want exactly when you want it?"

Most of the time, I end up agreeing with myself: If a really hot alien were to fall from the sky, or my soulmate were to show up on my doorstep, they can come in.

With the likelihood of those scenarions, odds are I'll remain on my own. The part of me that enjoys solitude also likes to point out that I'm settled in, I won't want to move, and a man would probably hit his head on my hobbit-height ceilings.

Somehow, the pro-relationship part still persuaded the other half of my brain to sign up for Match.com. "Just for a month" it said. The argument, "If nothing else, you'll know how it works in case you ever need it for a book" hooked the more reluctant part.

Thus far, it's a spectacular failure. All the people the site has suggested as good matches either look like they're axe murderers, or like they're at least thirty years older than I.

Isn't it a strange society we've created for ourselves? Browsing through faces on the phone or computer, going, "No, no, hell no, no, no, well, no, no..." And there are people doing it all over the world.

Good thing there are dogs and cats. :-)

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