Z: It’s a Zoo out there!

I read an amusing meme the other day which said the following…

Dating after 30 is easy, it’s like riding a bike.
But the bike is on fire, and the ground is on fire.
Everything is on fire, because you are in hell.


Imagine then what it’s like when you’re over 40, or 50, or more…

What with all the dos and the don’ts, the dating sites and the apps, the rules and the unasked for advice, the scams and the narcissists, the liars and the manipulators, the time wasters and the players, the damaged and the deranged, the vulnerable and the ever hopeful – it really is a zoo out there.

But caught up in all the detritus are the good people simply looking for other good people with whom to form a relationship. There’s no sure-fire shortcut, and as for luck, well…. .

Luck? Luck is hard work – and realising what is opportunity and what isn’t.

Lucille Ball

Dating doesn’t need to be hard. Finding a relationship – the right relationship – can feel hard. But if you do the work to become relationship ready, you’ll be in a good position to snap up the right opportunity while side-stepping the wrong one.

Keep a sense of humour and remember – when you’re truly relationship ready, it’s always them, not you 🙂

Good luck & good hunting!

© 2022, Debs Carey

8 responses to “Z: It’s a Zoo out there!”

  1. Ronel Janse van Vuuren Avatar
    Ronel Janse van Vuuren

    That meme is hilarious! I enjoyed your A-Z theme 🙂

    Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge My Languishing TBR: Z

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    1. It made me actually LOL Ronel. Thanks so much for sticking with me to the end.

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  2. I hadn’t heard that Lucille Ball quote before. That’s a good one!

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    1. Doing this series, I found some grat quotes from Lucille Ball – clearly a lot more than a comedian.

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  3. I loved the title of your Z post! I am currently married and 64 years old. I can’t imagine dating should my husband pass before me but cute series you had going here for the challenge! WTG for making it to the end of the challenge!


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    1. Thanks. Many congrats to you too 🙂


  4. My daughter (31) was trawling dating apps, she had one simple rule … no beards! and sticking to this rule she seems to have managed to find a lovely young man who she has been dating for about 3 months now. Happy days.

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  5. Martine, whatever your rules are, they only work if you stick with them. Glad to hear about your daughter’s young man 🙂


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