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I seem to running into alot of folks lately who say they are lonely. Upon further questioning, I must say that the people I am talking to are older women, who are either divorced or single, or widowed.

The same comman request comes up all the time. They want someone to go out to dinner with, to a movie or to another social function. Having said this, they also said that romance was not at the top of their list, but companionship was.  

I am pretty sure that I could be correct in saying there are probably tons of guys out there with the same request. I am wondering what all of you think about this. How can we encourage these people to step up and take a chance an invite someone to a “no strings” nite out?

We are not meant to make this journey through life alone, and I believe that. Does anyone have any ideas about how we can fix what seems to be a very simple problem?



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      Mz. Queen wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I’m one of those lonely people, lonely for companionship. A “no strings attached” type of approach sounds good to me, because at this point I’m not ready for serious.

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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I am surrounded by friends and family.  If I dig real deep, I am lonely - I don’t know how to express that void.  Fortunately, I know how to either overcome, ignore or fill.  Thanks for sharing.



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      Kissalicious wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • wow!! is it snowing on this post or is it just me???
      ... but awww that is sweet happy
      i’m am lonely at times but i guess it’s my choice ... i am picky with who i spend my time with...
      and of course i always have my boys who i take into consideration ... one day though happy



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      Jenni0811 wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I know many people who profess their loneliness. If we are talking about a male/female pairing, I have never been good at acquiring the “no strings attached” date. Seems one or the other has an ulterior motive or a hidden agenda....even if they start out claiming not to. Perhaps, it could start that way...but if a relationship continues, one party might begin to develop deeper feelings. So...I am no help for the solution! Seems like a good theory, but hard to manifest.



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      UK Girl wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • On the surface I have a very full life and I have a huge abundance of friends most of my girlfriends are single.
      We go out and do lots of things but when we are sat talking yes we are all lonely and I think the main issue is that one special person who you can have a joke with confine with......and no-one has found the right balance with a no strings attached relationship .... good point though it's almost like people are ashamed to admit they are lonely .



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      Bluerose wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I was in this situation for years. Then I tried match.com for some online dating.  Met a lot of one-date wonders.  Kept it to lunch so that I could escape to work as an excuse if necessary.  Finally gave up on it.  Then out of the blue I got a email from a guy.  Reluctanly I went to lunch with him.  That was 6 years ago!  We’ve been together ever since.  Had a friend meet someone the same way around the same time.  They too are still together.  Hang in there. Continue to be picky.  But remember to have fun too.



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      Lilibet wrote Dec 21, 2008
    • I am lonely sometimes too. Right now I’m not even ready for male no-strings attached meetings. My life is pretty full with lots to do. There are times like now where i spend time online and then I don’t feel so bad. It’s nice to have so many different voices on this site.



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