Ever try dating in your late-40s? It’s not easy, and it presents challenges that people in their 20s and 30s simply don’t face. However. instead of giving up, I’ve decided to forge ahead and make myself as attractive as possible. That’s right, I spin, run, walk and lift— basically, any physical activity a guy my age must do if he wants to looks somewhat chubby. Also, despite my obvious charm, something which should make me a magnet in person, I even dabble in online or app dating. It’s not necessarily my cup of tea, but it is 2020, so when in Rome.
Anyway, a big thing women love to see on your dating profile is your passion. What are you passionate about? What makes you feel alive? What makes you get out of bed every morning? For me, it’s simple: I love to write. Not only do I love to write, I love to write about the Pittsburgh Steelers, the greatest football team in this or any universe. The fact that I get to do that as a jobby, of sorts, well, that’s pretty darn cool.
Whenever I am interacting with a woman on, after my actual job, the first thing she wants to know about is what I like to do for fun— this falls under the passion/hobby umbrella, of course. I talk about my spin classes, the running groups, the watching of streaming television and, of course, the writing. I always save the writing for last because chicks love artists.
Funny thing is, most women don’t seem to care all that much about spinning, running or watching streaming television, but they do hone in on the writing thing.
So you love to write, huh? What do you write about? I don’t hesitate. I say, I write about the Steelers for a very popular site. And since I started doing podcasts, I include that in my sales pitch, as well.
Sadly, once women find out that I write about the Steelers, they never contact me again. I do a lot of satire pieces, so you might think I’m kidding, but I assure you, I am not. This has happened about six times over the past two years, alone.
It happened again just the other day. I was messaging back and forth with a woman, and when it finally got to the What do you like to write about? portion of the conversation, she ghosted me after my black and gold answer.