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The Earth had forgot its poor condition Of winter, that left it naked, beaten, And with its sword of cold so sore grieved; Now the temperate sun had all relieved That naked was, and clad it new again. The small birds, free of wintry pain, Who did the hunter and the net evade, Of the fowler, who attack had made In winter and had destroyed their brood, Thought, to spite him, it did them good To sing, and in their song of him despise The foul churl who had in greedy wise Betrayed them all with his sophistry.

And those that had committed unkindness — As some birds do, from faithlessness — Besought mercy for their trespass, And humbly sang repentance at the last, And swore on the blossom to be true, So their mates would pity them too, And in the end make peace and accord. Though they found Pride for a time their lord, Yet Pity, through his strong noble might, Forgave, and made Mercy temper Right, Through innocence, and so reigned Courtesy. I pray to God good may her befall, And all that love flowers, for her sake!

And from afar came walking in the mead The god of Love and on his arm a queen, And she was clad in royal habit green. A net of gold she wore upon her hair, And on that a white crown did she bear With small flowers, no lies hear from me, For all the world, just as a daisy Is crowned with white petals light, So were the flowers of her crown white; For of one fine pearl oriental, Her white crown was fashioned all, So that the white crown above the green Made her like a daisy in that scene, Considering also her gold net above.

And clothed was the mighty god of Love In silk, embroidered full of green sheaves, Twined with a design of red rose-leaves, The freshest since the world was first begun.


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His golden hair was crowned with a sun, Instead of gold, to make the burden light; And his face therewith shone so bright That scarcely could I the god behold, And in his hands I thought he did hold Two fiery darts glowing like embers red, And angel-like his wings I saw spread. And although men say that blind is he, Nonetheless I thought that he could see, For sternly his gaze on me he did hold So that his look made my heart turn cold. And by the hand he took this noble queen, Crowned with white and clothed all in green, So womanly, so gracious, and so meek, That through this world, though men might seek Half her beauty, it should no man find In any creature formed after our kind.

And therefore I write, as it comes to me, This song in praise of the noble lady. This ballade may well be sung, you see, As I have said before, to my lady free, For certainly all those would not suffice To equal my lady in any wise. Behind this god of Love, upon the green, I saw advancing ladies nineteen In royal habit, at full easy pace; And after them of women such a race, That since God made Adam out of earth, A third of them, from mankind, or a fourth, I thought it beyond possibility, In this wide world could created be, And true in love the women were each one.

Her white crown bears witness to us! First sat the god of Love, and then the queen With the white crown, clad all in green; And then all the rest, by their degree, According to their rank, full courteously; And not a word was spoken in the place For the time it takes a furlong to pace. It would be more fitting, truly, For a worm to approach my flower than you. Frame me your answer carefully indeed; For, though you have renounced my law, I say, As other wretches have done many a day, By Saint Venus, who my mother is, If you live, you shall repent all this So bitterly, it shall be clearly seen!

A god should not resentfully abuse, But of his deity he should be careful And thereto gracious and merciful. Envy is washer of dirty linen always, For she is never missing night or day From the house of Caesar, so says Dante, Whoever is absent it will not be she. For king or lord whose right is natural, Should not play the tyrant or be cruel: Like a tax collector, do what harm he can.

He must consider this is his liege man And his own treasure, and his gold in coffer. This is the judgement of the Philosopher: A king to rule his liegemen with justice; Without doubt that his true office. Noble spirits should restrain their nature, And weigh everything with equity, And ever have regard for high degree. For, sire, it is no triumph for a lord To condemn a man without a word, And, for a lord, not the path to use.

And if so be the man has no excuse, Yet asks for mercy with a fearful spirit, And offers up himself, just in his shirt, To submit himself to your sole judgement, Then a god ought with swift discernment To think of his own honour, and the crime. The man has served according to his learning, And furthered well your law in his writing. Though he can poorly perhaps indite, Yet has he made unlearned folk delight In serving you, by praising your name. I forgive everything without demur; For he who gives a gift or does a favour In timely fashion wins thanks all the more; So you decide what he must do, therefore.

Whatever the author meant, It was, God knows, despite it, my intent To further truth in love, and such cherish; And to warn men of falseness and of vice By such examples, that was all my meaning. You have your favour, hold you then thereto. And I shall say what penance you must do For your trespass. Understand me here: As long as you live, throughout the year, You shall the greater part of your time spend In composing of tales of glorious legend, Of those good women, maidens and wives, Who were true and loving all their lives, While telling of false men who did betray, Them, and in their lives did make assay Of how many women they might shame, For in your world such is thought a game.

And though no lover you yet choose to be, Speak well of love; this penance do for me. And to the god of Love I shall then pray That he charge all his servants, in every way To further you and your labour requite. Go now your ways, the penance is but slight. But pity flows swifter in noble heart; As you may see.

She knows what she is. Now I feel the goodness of this fair wife, Who both after her death and in her life Doubled by her bounty her reputation. Her white crown to that bears witness, For as many virtues as had she As many small flowers in her crown be. But ere I go, this much I will you tell, No true lover shall come unto Hell. In your writings, keep them all in mind, I mean those who are in your knowing.

For here are twenty thousand more sitting Than you recognise, good women all And true in love whatever might befall; Make verses on them all as you think best. I know you cannot tell it all in rhyme, All that such lovers did in their time; It would take too long to read and hear. It suffices me though if, in this manner, Their lives you write the greater part of, Following what the old authors treat of. For whosoever many a story tells, Must speak briefly, or too long he dwells. Nonetheless in truth this same senator Was a full worthy noble warrior, And from his death arose great damage, Yet love had brought the man to such a rage And he so tightly bound in the snare All for the love of Cleopatra there, That all the world he deemed of no value.

It seemed to him nothing less was due To Cleopatra than to love and serve. He cared not if he died in war for her, In defence of her, and of her right. The noble queen too so loved this knight, For his merit and his chivalry. And unless the books lie, certainly, He was in person, and in nobleness And in discretion and in hardiness, As worthy as any man that lives today. And she was fair as is the rose in May. And since to write most briefly is the best, She wedded him, and had him as she wished. With grisly sound out booms the mighty gun, And fiercely they hurtle down at once, And from the tops they fling great stones.

In goes the grapnel, so filled with crooks; Among the ropes run the shearing-hooks. The queen flees too, with all her purple sail; From the blows that fell as thick as hail, It was no wonder she could not endure.

My honour this day is lost and gone. The woeful Cleopatra felt such ruth That there is no tongue that may it tell. And that covenant while lasts my breath I will fulfil, it will be clearly seen, Was never to her lover a truer queen. Here ends the legend of Cleopatra, martyr. There were dwelling in this noble town Two lords, who were of great renown, And lived so nigh each other, on a green, That there was but a stone wall between, As often in great towns is the custom.

And truth to tell, one man had a son, In all that land one of the liveliest. The other had a daughter, she the fairest, That eastward in the world was then dwelling. The name of each to the other did bring Women who were neighbours thereabout. For in that country still, without a doubt, Maidens were kept guarded jealously And narrowly, in case they did some folly. The wall which was between them there Was split apart, from the top right down, From the moment it first graced the town, Yet this cleft so narrow was and slight, It could not be seen in broad daylight.

But what is there love cannot espy? These two lovers, for I tell no lie, First finding this little narrow cleft, With voices low like one who does confess, Sent their words through the cleft apace, And told, as they stood there in that place, All their tale of love and all their woe Whenever they both dared to do so.

Yet nonetheless we obligation hold, Inasmuch as you suffer us to moan Our words through all your lime and stone. And so with you we should be pleased. And briefly this tale for to tell, The covenant was made wondrous swiftly, And the time the sun spent seemed lengthy Before beneath the ocean it sank down. Alas, what pity now, That ever a woman should be so true As trust in a man she thought she knew! And to the tree swiftly she went apace, For love made her fearless in this place, And by the well she sat her down to rest.

And as she ran her veil she let fall But took no heed, so terrified was she, And glad it had been possible to flee; And thus she sat in darkness wondrous still. When the lioness had drunk her fill, Around the well she began to wind, And suddenly the veil did she find, And with her blood-stained mouth it rent. When this was done, away she went And took to the woods to reach her lair. The moon shone, men could clearly see; And on the way as he travelled fast His eyes on the ground a-down he cast, And in the sand that he was gazing on He saw the broad footprints of a lion, And in his heart he shuddered so, And grew pale, and fearful, his hair rose, And coming near he found the veil all torn.

My bidding has slain her, here it was. Alas, to bid a woman go by night Into a place where peril might alight, And I so late! Alas, if I had been simply At this place before her more promptly! Now whatever lion is in this forest, My body must he rend, or my breast Some wild beast, and gnaw at my heart! The blood from the wound did sudden start As water when the conduit broken is. How she kissed his frosty mouth so cold! And now you jealous fathers of ours, We that once were children of yours, We pray you, that without more envy, In one grave together we might be, Since love has brought us to this piteous end.

Here you may see, whatever man may be, Woman will dare to do as much as he. But of his adventures on the sea It is not my purpose to speak of here, For it accords not with my matter. But, as I said, of him and of Dido Shall be my tale, till I have all told. But forth they went, and let the ships ride, He and his comrade, without a guide. Long time he walked in this wilderness Till at the last he met with a huntress. And, if so be you are a goddess, Have pity on our labour and our woe.

We who were in prosperity Are now disgraced, and in such degree I no longer care my life to keep! The queen of the city, that fresh lady, Stood in the temple in her royal estate, So richly and so fair now, I may state, So young, so lively, and with looks so gay, That if that God whom heaven and earth made Could love someone for beauty and goodness For womanhood, constancy, seemliness, Whom should he love but this lady sweet?

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It has become very popular with women all over the world since its launch in September , attracting considerable attention with its lively forum, community site and chat room for girlie conversation. She lives with her husband in Kent. Show more Show less. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Count your blessings. Thank you. Thanks for your comment, Chris.

Amen to being happy with yourself first! You do seem quite wonderful. I am loving the honesty here. I own it. Food is the only love I get most days. Another category I think you forgot is Plain Janes. We just want a grown-up conversation and maybe a kiss stolen in the driveway before the dog wakes everyone up with his hysterical barking.

Planning a date night is a like a logistical military operation, but worth it. Right now we would be thrilled just to go out occasionally. My prime years for dating were spent working and raising my kid and keeping up with the house. Now what? You just need to be happy and kind. I am so there! I turn 40 in a couple weeks. Widowed almost a year and a half ago.

Trying to date with my life stinks! I work four 12 hour shifts a week trying to keep what I have. Those two things set of PTSD panic attacks. I live in a low population area which really slims down my options. I patiently explain my situation and wish them luck on their search. Where to begin?

Now they knew from the beginning that I was born this way because I inherited it from my family. I apologize if I was off course in this article. I will say that women can be Intimidating not only with their words, but also their looks. Thank you for your service Douglas and also for your wonderful honesty here. Also, like I told them, keep working on learning and growing so you can become the very best partner you can be to attract the very best love.

That includes working on your sense of self love and knowing that you deserve to love and be loved. Again, thank you for your service. Hi all. Interesting article, and it is giving me hope. We have been married 12 years and together 15 years. Everything was great until that bombshell. I hope there is someone out there who will be understanding and patient with that because I will obviously stand by and give a lot of support through a lot of stuff.

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I am so sorry for your situation but I admire you tremendously for standing by her and your family…for now. I can only imagine the complexities. Stay here and keep learning. I hope I can help make this experience less stressful and, ultimately more joyful. Take Care of Yourself first! I find people have a very unrealistic view of who they are and what they look like! Not just weight but common grounds, I like being active.

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I appreciate your visiting and commenting but it seems there is a lot of emphases here on appearance. Granted, there is a reality that people of like appearance tend to gravitate toward one another. But appearance is very subjective. Lots of people are attracted to different looking people. You missed the narcissistic, borderline, bipolar hybrid that does a great job building you up and making you feel like you finally met the right person. You are on top of the world because you can do no wrong in her eyes and you worship her because she is too good to be true.

Everything is perfect — everything. You two are soulmates for life. Until she gets mad. And then she hits, kicks, throws things, says terrible things and it is clear you two split up for good and you leave. But then she comes back, and is confused why you left because of that little fight.

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Everyone has one. Its ok and we try again. And the fights get more aggressive. And more frequent. And more dangerous. It happens, more than you think. We were young, 19, when we got married. We were both in the military and had a lot of goals in common—we had a blast together. Today, we are completely different people and it seems like we just keep growing farther apart. Everyone asks me all the time why I left, but he just changed. He became obsessed with success and superficial things, he was never like that before.

Okay, that part was kinda funny because he only changed the lock on the front door. Thanks for listening! The other thing we do is we start to set expectations and tests that are unspkoken. Self examination of past relationships and looking for the red flags we just passed right by because we were ultimately afraid of being alone can help in knowing why we made the choices we made even if we were quote unquote the victims of there behavior.

And lastly unconditional love which is what men and women are looking for is a big task. That means accepting that person for exactly who they are and loving every bit of them flaws and all, not accepting unacceptable behavior but stretching yourself to seek them right where there at and meeting them there. Unresolved issues of our past are the biggest barriers to long term relationships. Whether you or I want to hear it or believe it water seeks its own level if we want attract better mates we have to grow for ourselves not for anyone else.

Those are my thoughts accept them if you will:. Thanks for your wise insights, Mike. Actual Mike is likely the exact type of man that most women complain about. Tall, better than average income, strong social circle, ability to travel, former bad boy, and attracts most women. Mostly above average women. Just hotter, less crazy girls. I miss that companion cooking with me, going for walks, watching movies and doing gardening together.

Aparantly this puts men off. No life cover from hubby was paid out, but I can look after myself. The only thing I know for a fact about mature men is that they want either a submissive, Donna Reed housewife type, or an independently wealthy, just-want-someone-to-globetrot with type. Does this make me a scaredy cat of an 18 yr old princess? Probably, I have no idea. If you are kind, compassionate, affectionate, have some passion in life…you are exactly the kind of women men want.

Take some more time to read what I teach, share, and advise here. I guarantee that if you do, and you implement what you learn, things will change for you. It may be a little scary, but you can change your life! Here is help for you: My. An uneducated person is fully capable of meeting their partners emotional needs! I tell my coaching clients this all the time! Emotional intelligence is the key to look for at this time in life.

Who cares if a person got a college degree 30 years ago??? Thanks for contributing. I agree John. How much a man reads and what his reading materials are is way more important than a sheepskin. Autodidacts are cool. I love cat ladies. I am one myself, I even got a crazy hair one day and added a dog to the mix. If you love cats, and I think you do, volunteer at a local shelter. This is so wonderful because while you are loving all the homeless kitties, you might just meet someone awesome who also…adores cats. I do this, and I hang out at dog parks, pet stores, pet expos…. Maybe the folks on here should date each other.

I too have found it extremely difficult to find someone to spend time with after reaching I have three children almost grown. Some of us have taken time to figure out who we are and what we want out of life. Just say hi. I agree with you Kaye…men should give all women a chance. Sure, there are some men who want younger women; especially if they want to have kids. The truth is that statistically, men marry women within 5 years of their age.

I want to let you know that if this is your experience you may want to look at how you might change things up a little. Maybe express yourself differently online and off. There are SO many men looking for women like you. In fact when you read the comments from men here they are telling you that. What i have found is dating at 47 is hard because i had my kids late, everyone my age has raised there kids and are free to move around and dont want to raise kids again. So im 2all most 3 yrs single and no dating.. Christopher, I have run into the same issue. I had my children later, and now, at 46, my kids are 10 and The last one just ended after dating for 3 years.

I dated a man for 6 years and another for 6 months. They just want to date. Dated three men and your past 50? Do some soul searching. What do the men say the reasons are for ending the relationship? Was happily married for 18 years now single father working and raising kids by myself. Between work and the kids there is little time to entertain dating, although I really miss having that special person to share all of the moments with.

Hi Chad. I understand how busy you are but I hope you start prioritizing this. And read my advice here. So much of it also applies to men. Somewhere over the years we have forgotten relationship is a compromise, Love is a decision not and emotion and marriage is a lifestyle of service and sacrifice to your love ones Some of the unwritten social norms of the feminist movement is the opposite of what I mentioned above. A lot of the women that I meet are looking for opportunity a man for sex or earning potential Rarely do I meet a women that has the heart of compromise and service and family With individualism as a part of our society no one wants to be alone but no one want to commit to long term relationship and its challenges and disappointments,instead we rather promote ourselves as a social media superstars and lets not forget we prefer to commit our mind and emotions to a relationship with our pet for the immediate self gratification than people.

The reason I have mentioned all of these things in response to the article is because there are a lot of good men worth having who are worth their weight in gold, but we are hidden in plain sight Best regards. Fam Where are you??? I am headed your way…. Great article Bobbi! Where are you meeting these women?

None of the women I know are like this. I was married then, but just as immature as they were. But now? In my forties. But I get it.

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This is common as well as disgusting. But, I get it. Just as long as his idea of what a healthy relationship should be, is based on reality. You are definitely on to something. You sound very mature and reasonable and I like your perspective. Let me know if you are still single! During that 24 years, we had separated two previous times once at the Infamous 7 yr.

Mark, again at 20yr mark and the final seperation end of last yr. Pretty spot-on. I went to a concert with a gentleman who is 54 never married, no children and I am 48 widowed one teenager. It was at a small local theater therefore our seats were close. Our legs kept touching all night. During intermission he went to the restroom when he can back we were talking facing one another during conversation which flowed very easy.

He had a smile on his face when he said they played my favorite song as their opening song. He paid attention to the details. Every time I sipped my soda, he watched me closely. When we left, he walked behind me until we got to the foyer. When we crossed the street to the parking lot he was walking a little ahead of me with hands in pocket. It was a cold evening. Then when we got to my car I thanked him for a great night and for being gentleman by walking me to my car. He gave me an amazing long tight hug. We did not kiss — When he walked to his vehicle, he turned to look back at me and I had a huge smile on my face and he had one also.

I sent him a Thank You for a great evening text four days later. He replied the next day apologizing as he was sick. I sent a get well text about 2 hours later. I was at work nurse and very busy. Then about five days later I sent him a how are you feeling text. When a grownup aka worthy man is interested he will let you know loud and clear. Just live your life. He knows where to reach you if he wants to. Divorced man here at age Going to do a few hikes in Red Rock Canyon one day, then head over to Zion National Park to do a few hikes there as well.

Oh well…. Red Rock and Zion are gorgeous. Have a good time — doing those two without someone attached at the hip would probably be life-changing! Wishing you the best! I am a 44 years old and loves hiking, but dating has not been successful so far either. Have fun! MGM31 I would have loved to go hiking with you. I would like to find someone to do said things with. I will, however, point out that one woman could be put into multiple categories depending on the current state of her emotional world.

I would advise that women genuinely be themselves and not worry if they are being considered a princess, a scaredy cat, or a wow me woman. Women that a man can learn something from are truly more attractive. Have a hobby. Be passionate about something. Get out. Do something and fall in love with it. Be willing to share and teach your passions.

But maybe they would be even more pleasant with someone who also enjoys it. I have been divorced for about 5 years and it was an ugly one. On both sides. Custody battle, asset division, debt allocation, none of it was easy. Our relationship is just now becoming less toxic. We have always been civil in front of the kids, but text messages were not civil. If you get nothing from the relationship then amicably split. Know your worth and walk away. There really are other fish in the sea. My overall advice for single women is do what you love.

You will glow and men will notice you. When they do notice give them the benefit of the doubt. Be honest. Be open. Us mature men are past that stage of our lives. Just be civil and polite. It takes a lot for most men to approach you. Even if there is no physical attraction at all, a quick conversation and a thank you will usually get them away. If a man is interested in something more than that then the contact information will make him happy. It might not be the fairly tale beginning you were hoping for, but it might lead to the the forever after ending we all want. Jason, you rock!

Thank you for sharing your story so openly and for your wise advice. Your advice for us to stay kind, and open, and authentic is right on. All that! Thanks for stopping by and taking time to educate us. You are pretty amazing. You hit the nail on the head. This article is definitely enlightening. There are so many great guys out there who have been burned by women one way or another. Then there are the woman who have been hurt and make every guy they date pay for it. Which is wrong.

No one should allow their past relationships dictate their current situation. If that were the case I would have never put myself out there after loosing my husband and daughter. It took 8 years, but I am trying. We all need to be honest with ourselves and with our dates. Why, because I respect myself enough not to hop into bed on date one.

Until then Ibwill remain positive and enjoy life!

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I love this author. You are right on with your analysis of the things that men over 40 encounter in the dating scene. I especially would like to piggyback on the discussions about women my age having such an in-depth, extensive checklist when it comes to finding Mr. I admire women and adore the loving nature that they bring to a relationship.

Of course, I have children and issues. My happily ever after just did not survive the Great Recession along with the instant gratification endulgences of our current social psyche. We have all become guilty of thinking the grass is greener over the fence. I can attest that it is not. I blame Disney. I also blame no-fault divorce. But, I digress. If you want the fairy tale 60 year marriage where you hold hands in the park when you retire rich and happy, then you need to realize that not only is this very rare in our economic times, but that couple that you are judging us by had plenty of rough times where they had to buckle down and wait it out.

It was hard. And, it was work.


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  • But, these are the times we live in. Trust me. I will love your body just the way it is, if you love it as well. I will partner up with you to conquer the world, if you let down your walls so I can get in. Yes, I want to commit to a monogamous relationship once we get passed the psyche-crushing rejection that follows when women ask the 20 questions that delve deeper into our past then our psychoanalyst. The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.

    I have an MBA, but not a good job. It happens. I have extra weight, but I used to be a college athlete. I flirt with younger women because they actually act like they like me. Try liking someone regardless if they are a little overweight, drive a 7 year old car, and flirt with younger women. He may be the one you are looking for.

    He may just be trying to keep his head above water in a 40s dating scene that is filled with women his own age that are expecting perfection from an imperfect world. All I can say is that I adore you, Tony. Thank you — from myself and for my community- for taking the time to share your experience, thoughts and feelings. I will let Your words stand for themselves. You have educated us and given more proof to my teaching that Good Grownup Men are all around us. My two cents. I have tried several online options with zero luck. I was married just over 22 years, no kids by choice to a great woman.

    We were that couple others called the model marriage, never a fight, no infidelity, made good decisions together. Skip over the pain I felt, blah blah. The only time I get to interact with females is when going out to eat, and that female is a waitress. Not exactly the best setting you know. Away goes the wink, flirt, like, etc. Yet, I might as well have sent it to Venus. I really think too many women in my age group, or maybe more for all I know, are hunting unicorn.

    Like the story above, we just want trust and affection. We have to set the floor somewhere, and that floor is usually past prime child bearing years for guys my age. Oh I almost forgot one more type: the [I can do it myself] woman. Many of us over 40 were still taught these values growing up.

    I had a woman absolutely chew my ass out when opening the car door for her immediately followed by the restaurant door. She made a bit of a scene, people nearby were actually staring at us. I took her back to the car and took her home. Total humiliation. I think that was my first up close look at feminism. This is a dumb, rude woman. I would say that the vast majority, if not all the women in the Date Like a Grownup community consider themselves feminists.

    Do they struggle with accepting help, especially from men? But they are yearning for a man to help them, have their back and do things to make them happy. Please keep being a gentleman and have some patience for we women who have been self-sufficient for so long that we are scared of losing our independence.

    I promise that most of us gladly get used to men like you. We love you! Bobbi — you are so right. Yup, Darlene. And where does that get us?? I always love to hear that. RE: Splenda Daddy That woman is not a true feminist. She is just a very rude and ill mannered person. BP has it right, we are all feminists. Being a feminist is not about trashing men. Happy hunting. I envy people who are in loving relationships I would just like a slice of that. Not bitter just a bit sad. Stay here…read…learn. Heck everyone rejects me quickly calling me a good guy but no chemistry. Or manners, really. Opening the car door from the outside is easy.

    I was raised at a time when the guys opened the doors for their ladies. How lovely, Rick! I love the way you share your intention with her. Lucky women who ride with you! My apologies, but do not let that one bad situation change you or prevent you from being chivalrous on future dates. There are women who appreciate those kind manners and sincere efforts. There are so many fabulous single women out there.

    You are all trying to figure out how to date in the 21st century. There are lots of challenges. But never, ever give up. Keep learning and being your best, real self. Haha…love your 2 cents Splenda Daddy. When I am ready to date I will come look you up. Good Luck. The Princess is so accurate. I am married now, but for some reason I attracted to a princess many times and the Sexpot. I am 40 and can say I dated each of these types. As a man I want a women that can stimulate me sexually and emotionally… Not use those things to control me. There is another type I have run into which is probably more like the Princess… She is the Emotional Shark.

    This woman uses her emotions to get what she wants. Like the princess nothing is ever good enough. You can buy houses, clothes, cars, trips, and love her to death, but nothing is good enough. And she tries to make you believe your not meeting her needs through her emotional breakdowns.

    And does this until you give her what she wants. She is not in love with you though she will say it like all the time she in love with what you can do for her. Took me a minute to figure it out, but I got it. So when I met a real woman it was hard to trust her. I would rather have stayed single. The drama of trying to please a woman really makes you want to stay single…just being sex partners and not developing feels is cheaper for both my heart and my wallet.

    I may sound like a square or possibly jaded, but I am sure there are a lot of men that would agree with me. However, I believe there is somebody for everybody. Thanks for your comment Chuney. It helps us women so much to hear about your experience and POV.