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 Camile2099
Joined: 1/3/2017
Msg: 1
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I’m surprised at the number of men over 70 on here, and their lack of communication. I’m willing to correspond with them and get to know them, but they all want something different than my response. They want immediate phone conversations or an immediate photo, or anything other than friendly correspondence on POF to get to know each other better.
 IMayBeCrazy_But
Joined: 12/28/2016
Msg: 2
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/7/2017 3:56:07 PM
I tend to think men are visual creatures at any age.

My Dad is 70. He's been a widower for three years. I've attempted to set him up with a lovely widow I used to work with...they're close in age, but too soon for him...he's not over my Mom. Anyway. He doesn't text, use the ATM or the self checkouts at the grocery store. He doesn't even know or want to know how to check his voicemail on his cell. He took the grand-kids to a drive-thru burger joint not too long ago and thought the trash can was where he was supposed to speak into to place his order. No. He's not suffering from dementia, Alzheimer's and he's not mentally unstable. He's just super duper old school and not keen on "all these newfangled devices". I dunno if it's the age, but it might explain why some of the men want to move it from POF to a phone call, quickly
 purplerider1200
Joined: 9/10/2011
Msg: 3
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Men Over 70
Posted: 5/7/2017 4:23:38 PM
I'm 61 and think texting is for the birds. Some may have struggled to get a profile up online. Talking is easier and faster. Seems to me, that before there was e-mail, and texting, people used to do a thing called talking. You might be technically advanced. They just might not be.
 LetitiaLeGrande
Joined: 3/22/2015
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Posted: 5/7/2017 8:08:27 PM
I agree that texting is for the birds when establishing a relationship. As for a guy of 70 not using the ATMs or not texting or other modern conveniences I find strange. He is not so old in today's world. I would want to move to a phone call quickly though as the voice is very important.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 5
if they get a phone call lasting over 3 hrs,time to see a urologist
Posted: 5/8/2017 12:38:21 AM
"They want immediate phone conversations or photos"

>>well, they don't have much time left to waste.

geez, I meant on the Viagra prescription :)

it is surprising that a generation that grew up on payphones, has the same "instant gratification" issues that children today have. Maybe they are concerned that if they don't get the date right now, they may forgot what they wanted it for?


y'know the old joke, old people always think about the hear-after. They walk into a room, and pause to ask themselves, "now, what was it i'm hear after?"
 Camile2099
Joined: 1/3/2017
Msg: 6
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 7:06:27 AM

I'm 61 and think texting is for the birds. Some may have struggled to get a profile up online. Talking is easier and faster. Seems to me, that before there was e-mail, and texting, people used to do a thing called talking. You might be technically advanced. They just might not be.


Even when the main form of communication was talking, many women were reluctant to give their phone number to complete strangers. Most talked to those they knew something about from work, church, family and friends. While POF provides thousands more introductions, they aren’t all compatible and it seems some correspondence would sort that out. But perhaps the refusal to correspond sorts it out as well.
 ebolakitty
Joined: 3/19/2016
Msg: 7
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 7:23:41 AM
Maybe they are sick of the nonsense. Taking it to basics, you are trying to waste their time.

No offense. You just don't have anything that interesting to write to a man who has seen everything.

Then there is the old, "A lady has to be careful these days." His attitude is probably, "Why are you on the internet instead of hiding in a dark closet someplace? Go bore somebody else."

Patience isn't an old man's long suit. They don't wait in lines. Slow service irritates them. If you were to tell them that a three minute egg will take all three minutes they will call it a lame excuse.
 browneyesboo
Joined: 4/3/2017
Msg: 8
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 8:06:52 AM
I get where they're coming from.
They're not interested in pen pals.
I like immediate phone conversations as well
and certainly I'd like to see who I'm talking to.
What is there to wait for?

It's much easier to get to know someone by
talking to them and then meeting them. Lots of
people look good on paper...not so much IRL.

I guess if you're young and you have years to
sift through prospects, that would be one thing.

Unless of course you're looking for pen pal.
Then you should probably say that in your profile.
 Wilkes_Barre_Candy
Joined: 9/7/2016
Msg: 9
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 9:18:33 AM
At 70, there is a sense of urgency.

Off Topic, Boo- ur beautiful & ur hair is perfectly perfect (my highest form of complimenting generally stems around hair LoL)
 halcyon_skies
Joined: 7/27/2015
Msg: 10
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 11:01:23 AM
Perhaps you should try to meet them halfway. Move on more quickly to phone conversation, rather than insisting on prolonging written communication. Their eyesight might not be as good as it used to be, or maybe they have arthritis in their hands and can't type very well.
 browneyesboo
Joined: 4/3/2017
Msg: 11
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 4:32:27 PM
Thank you pretty angel! I found a hairdresser that keeps it trimmed and doesn't want to chop it off!

What is it about hairdressers that want to cut old ladies hair short?
 SLAFFA
Joined: 8/13/2007
Msg: 12
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 4:55:43 PM
Repeat after me...

THERE IS NO DANGER IN A PHONE CALL. There are multiple ways to be/stay "safe". Lame excuse in this day and age. Of course, you do only "seem" to be seeking a pen pal per your profile. Meet Me will be your best bet by far to find a fellow ST. (Serial Typist)

Also, w/o pics posted, your chances are slim and none. About the same as being struck by lightning while being bitten by a Great White shark. It's just that simple. You are in a COMPETITION against most ladies who WILL have pics posted.

I'm just the messenger here.

To have any prayer at all, you are going to have to send the first messages.
 purplerider1200
Joined: 9/10/2011
Msg: 13
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Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 5:07:42 PM
Doncha' pay 'em by the inch-off? Or, maybe they think you're incapable of putting your hands over your head.

I've heard that complaint from women with long hair for years.
 Wilkes_Barre_Candy
Joined: 9/7/2016
Msg: 14
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/8/2017 7:24:24 PM

What is it about hairdressers that want to cut old ladies hair short?

Edward Scizzorhands Syndrome.
 gtomustang
Joined: 6/16/2007
Msg: 15
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/9/2017 7:40:32 AM
I used to get my hair chopped off at a cosmetology school, and the old ladies would get their hair cut short as well. I guess it avoids the "Steel wool" look if she doesn't want to burn her scalp with hair dye? Problem is if she's thinning like me, then the short hair really exposes the scalp to sun.
 ndm147
Joined: 8/1/2013
Msg: 16
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/9/2017 12:50:32 PM
lol. My hair is not thinning. I do get highlights and low lights. Have no grey to speak of. I enjoy my hairdresser who is 27. She is fun. She always asks me to tell her about my dating experiences and we have great conversations!
 Like2dance
Joined: 4/13/2013
Msg: 17
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Posted: 5/9/2017 2:37:26 PM

I’m surprised at the number of men over 70 on here, and their lack of communication. I’m willing to correspond with them and get to know them, but they all want something different than my response. They want immediate phone conversations or an immediate photo, or anything other than friendly correspondence on POF to get to know each other better.


The over 70 single men I know who are physically, fiscally and mentally healthy all date women in their early fifties to mid sixties. I imagine they are just not interested in dating women over seventy although they have long term platonic relationships with women their age whom they have known a long time.
 flyover_boy
Joined: 12/28/2016
Msg: 18
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Posted: 5/10/2017 1:21:30 PM
I don’t think this is just men over 70, trust me, men my age and younger don’t want to chatter on this service. It is used to MEET someone. Approaching them without a photo and not moving to the phone is not only coy but a time waster. I’ve had the no pics ladies approach me, ‘People tell me I’m very attractive,’ without offering private images. Ah yes...now, what’s the routing number to send that money to the Nigerian bank ? Please. You’re on a dating site, if you’re actively looking...let’s see the pics !

I don’t mind communication on this service, or emails or even texts. They all have their place. But, before I spend a lot of time with someone, I want a simple ‘meet and greet.’ After that, it can take on a life of its own.
 Like2dance
Joined: 4/13/2013
Msg: 19
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Posted: 5/12/2017 10:52:02 AM
The first vetting of a woman's profile by men of any age is via its photos. No pics, no reply or attempted contact, as the case may be. I never, ever reply to a woman not having a few nice photos up on her profile. (On the site(s) I use and have used I always have posted some great photos.)

Also the whole idea of placing a profile on a dating site is to establish contact. A good number of the women who contact me provide their phone numbers right off the bat in their initial emails to me to avoid wasting their and, hopefully, my time.
 debbiedunn
Joined: 10/23/2012
Msg: 20
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/13/2017 4:28:57 AM
I met a man over 70 for dinner. He did not look over seventy and he was very nice and intelligent. But when he got up to walk, he had a limp.
I didn't go out with him again.
It wasn't his age so much as that he couldn't keep up with me walking or hiking or bike riding.

I am sure that there are seventy year old men who would be able to keep up.
 Seki1949
Joined: 9/4/2013
Msg: 21
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Posted: 5/13/2017 10:35:22 PM
If I'm still single on my 70th birthday, I won't be on here any more. I'll be preparing to die alone.
 ThroatLozenge
Joined: 3/2/2016
Msg: 22
Men Over 70
Posted: 5/14/2017 2:46:21 PM
Hair extensions are awful
 cooldog65
Joined: 6/27/2011
Msg: 23
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Posted: 5/15/2017 9:19:24 AM
Since I've turned 50, I actually get women over 70 looking at my profile. Unfortunately, none of them look younger than their age.
 spot4username
Joined: 12/15/2015
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Posted: 5/15/2017 12:16:20 PM

Hair extensions are awful


I will admit that picturing you with hair extensions provided me with a visual that I am having difficulty removing from my thoughts.
 Like2dance
Joined: 4/13/2013
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Posted: 5/15/2017 2:49:18 PM

Since I've turned 50, I actually get women over 70 looking at my profile. Unfortunately, none of them look younger than their age.


Perhaps they are looking for a man to adopt.
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