I hear ya, JeanneMarie. We have been married almost 43 years. If something should happen, I'm not going another round. Too set in my ways. It's my way or the highway!
You just never know. I tell ya, I sure never expected to be widowed at age 58, but it happened. Here I am two years later and doing okay. I wish with every fiber of my being that my DH was still here, but he isn't and I can't change that. The only thing I can do is move forward and be happy and healthy. I know that's what he would have wanted for me.
And here's the thing... at age 60 years old, I feel the same way... "my way or the highway". I can be picky if I want to. I don't HAVE to accept anything or anyone I don't like. It's actually rather freeing.
You are not bragging and I completely relate to this post. I'm 58 and have the very same criteria and experience. I truly dislike having to fit into the box of age when applying for a race. My age group now is very, very small for women and most of the men in my age group are riding to see if they can *finish*. The men that are wanting to ask me out, are in no way appealing to me.
You have such a great attitude about life and I too feel content on being alone (except on holidays). There is nothing finer for me then to ride half the day, come back pumped up and invigorated that I cleaned the trail and then not having to cook or entertain for anyone. So I am happy. And...you nailed it "if he comes along and falls right into my life"...ya! My criteria is...
Can you complete STS #1 #2 #3 in a week with me?
Can you ride technical mountain?
Are you passionate about life?
Must be kind.
Where are you?
Thank you! And I agree.... being alone isn't a bad thing. I don't have to answer to anybody. I love that most of the time. I can do WHAT I want, WHEN I want, HOW I want, IF I want... nobody else to consider. Holidays can be a bit sad, anniversaries I shared with him are sad... I guess those things are to be expected, but overall I'm in a good, happy place.
I am so tired of all the old, geezer looking men who think I want to go out with them. What makes them think that someone who could literally run circles around them all day long is interested in someone whose idea of a good time is a lounge chair and a beer.