Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. – Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Those that have followed my blogs know that I did one with my personal take on some of the dating sites. I was really getting frustrated with the sites. I paid for premium so they could respond to me, but few ever did. I started to unsubscribe from many. I cancelled Zoosk and Match, though because I bought premium, they are still in affect until they expire. In the end, it was OurTime that found a connection for me. OurTime is for the over 50 set. I felt I was striking out there when someone reached out to me. Her name was Pauline. We started texting and we got to know each other. I found out she was deaf and started to teach myself ASL. There is a plethora of sites that teach, but I settled with this one group for consistency.
Before I knew it, we were arranging to get together. She came down to visit. I made arrangements so I could park in the Office slot so she could have my space during her visit. In the ensuing days, we would find ourselves sending texts to each other. During her visit, I took her to a local Chinese place I used to take my kids to. She taught me a few signs and we used our phones to communicate during our dinner. We connected and had a wonderful weekend together. I took her to Confectioners, a wonder bakery that has the most fantastic tarts. I showed her the craft shop I like to go to get my kitchen towels that hang on my stove. We walked all over with Ginger in tow.
After the weekend, we still felt connected and continued to correspond. I have found myself in love with her. She is supposed to come down again this weekend. I have scheduled a week vacation for me to go there. We are making plans and hoping for a future together.
I know the dating scene can be rough. Dating apps can be hard as people base their view of you on the profile you post and not what is in your heart. Somehow, we have gotten past that. I have really come to love her and hope this all can work out. We have even talked about buying a farm together. I do miss my chickens. I don’t know if I will go back to raising alpacas, but it was an experience I hold dear.
They key is, to never give up. Never short change yourself. You are an amazing person. You deserve to be loved.
My heart to your heart, one heart one spirit.