Packing a protein bar and some dried apricots helped soak up the alcohol but certainly didn't enhance my hip factor.
Finally, I buckled down and signed up for -- -- Internet dating.
They had to be relatively drug-free, "relative" being the operative word, since 20-somethings are allowed to dabble and still be considered a good catch.
When I went out, the bars were filled with singles around my age. Sure, there were a few ancient 40-somethings who wedged themselves against the wall and stared like hungry wolves, but they were just sad.
A few people had beautiful anecdotes to share about finding their soulmate online.
Hello, 40-year-olds actually need to eat something besides pretzels!
No wonder she keeps attracting men who are the same way!
About the Author: Barbara Buck Barbara Buck is a Foundational Reconnective Healing Practitioner, writer, and teacher.
At the bars, I had the pleasure of watching as a slew of women I was old enough to have birthed paraded before me.
(Gay bars are just as bad as the straight ones.) I felt like a guidance counselor on prom night.After being out of the dating game for 15 years, I found myself single at 45.