I'm done. I quit. I give up. Besides, it's too late. It's hopeless, despite the "springs eternal" cliche.
After 13 years of being a bachelor, living the solitary life and all, I thought I'd try a couple of dating services. They all sound so promising. They lure you in with the "it's free to join" hook. But if, just if, someone bites (or you bite), they make you pay.
After you pay and contact someone, it never pans out. In my experience, the women write promising--almost desparate "profiles", but seldom follow up. If a correspondance begins, the last one to write is me. Bam--suddenly nothing in return. What happened, you wonder? I thought it was the male who usually got scared and ran.
I've noticed most women are quite religious, according to their personal information. I categorically state I'm not. Perhaps that turns them off. I reckon I'm just not what they're looking for. My age also has something to do with it (70). That does sound old!
So, I'm resigned to living out my life alone. In most respects, I like living alone. There's much to be said for living solitarily. But, I'm a sucker for the hope of love. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?