The Life & Times of a 54 Year Old Online Dater

Thoughts on My Experiences In Search of Love & Companionship, 10 Years Running

About Me… October 21, 2010

What started out as a quest to find a good guy via the internet has morphed itself into a sort of social experiment.  Did I really think I would find ‘the one’ online?  I think I’m too much of a realist to have allowed myself to think that way.  I did, however, expect to meet some terrific guys and hopefully strike up some sort of an ongoing whatever with one of them.  Yeah, looks like that just isn’t in the cards for me. 😉

 This is my 1st blog, but thought it would be fun/cathartic/entertaining to share some of my experiences with you!  Stories about my dates, my non-dates, my random thoughts, my introspective bullshit and anything else that strikes my fancy that day!

My basics: blonde, blue-eyed, 5’10”, sarcastic, smart, hard-headed pain in the ass with an innate ability to repeatedly stick my foot in my mouth.  I’m not the ugliest gal in the world (at least I don’t recall anyone running away screaming after seeing me) looking for well, I’ve lowered my standards to a not completely socially/emotionally challenged guy who is able to string a few words together without sounding like a complete moron.   There has to be at least 1 guy out there that I’m compatible with, right?

Best of The Worst Dates of 2010 : Click Here



51 Responses to “About Me…”

  1. Tiny Temper Says:

    Hi, it’s amazing – we all seem to be dating the same guys 😀 What’s the matter with forty-something-year-old men?? Hope you have a great holiday!

  2. Jaclyn Rae Says:

    “I’ve lowered my standards to a not completely socially/emotionally challenged guy who is able to string a few words together without sounding like a complete moron.”

    Hahahaha! I love your blog–I’m so glad I found it today. I’ll keep following it. Keep writing! 🙂

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      Hi Jaclyn; so glad you found me! Thanks for the nice comment & glad that you are enjoying my stellar luck! 😉

  3. Tallcoookie Says:

    You’ve got one more fan :0)
    I haven’t “rode a bike” for over a year… I will be living vicariously through you ….. no pressure :0)
    keep us posted……very funny :0)

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      You don’t want to live vicariously through me. My luck sucks! There is just something very strange going on lately to make all the planets align in such a way that would give me bike riding options 😉

      So glad you’re here and took the time to comment! Thank you! I’ll try to do you proud!

  4. Java Says:

    Hello! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am loving yours!! As soon as I’m done here, I’m going to go read some more!!

    I would love to have you join the Over 40 Bloggers Club!! You will need to add the Over 40 button to your blog and then let me know once its added so I can put you on the list!!!

    Have a great week!

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      Thanks for stopping by Java! Glad you like my sad little blog. Oh wait, the blog’s okay, it’s my dating life that’s sad. 😉 After much trial and error (I ride the technology short bus), I’ve figured out how to get the button on my page 🙂 Yey me!

  5. Java Says:

    haha..your too funny! I can tell we will be fast friends!!!

    I have added you to the list!! Woot! Hope you get lots of followers from it!!!

    Have a good one! 🙂

  6. Hello!! Ive just started the same experiment 🙂 Although, I think I knew going in that it was more to humor myself and my friends then finding a mate. Im a week in and have my 1st date tomorrow. EEEKKSSS!! Wish me luck!!

    P.S.Please dont ever lower your standards!!

  7. Paula Says:

    Just found your Blog and instanly bonded! I’m going to post a note on to let Steve know about your great site. Hope you two can swop dating stories. Keep writing, great insperation!

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      Aren’t you sweet! Thank you so much for the kind comment on my (less than) stellar dating life 😉 So glad you found me!

      I’ll go check out Steve’s blog! 🙂

  8. stevesw Says:

    Just received a comment from Paula about your site and how I should “hook up” with your work…you have some great posts here, glad Paula thought about me, and I will recommend your Blog to my readers. Steve

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      Hi Steve! Thanks so much! Hey, if I can’t find a good/decent/non-challenged guy, I may as well try to entertain. 😉

      I just looked at your blog. Immediately thought of it as ‘The Onion of Dating’ (huge compliment, btw). Great writing style and funny insights!

      So glad you stopped by! (and thanks Paula!)

  9. Surrey gal Says:

    Oh my God, your statistics depress me!! I don’t want a full time “dating” job and it looks like it is!!!

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      😦 please don’t go by my luck. I’m a tough cookie, so probably scare them all off. I’m sure you’re much nicer than I am 😉

  10. No name Says:

    Heehee, found your blog on Struggling Dad’s recommendation, and wanted to thank you for a putting a smile on my face today…Love your stories, but not looking forward to getting back into the dating game 😦

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      Glad you found me and I was able to make you smile.

      Yes, dating is tough (and a pain in the ass), but please don’t go by me and my stories. I think I have worse luck than anyone! Makes for a crappy dating life, but great blog posts. 😉

  11. ur so funny!! I wish i could know you in real life!!

  12. jgavinallan Says:

    I love this work of yours…the observations…The dating stats are so funny—but shows your honesty and intelligence.
    You are wonderful at turning a phrase.

    well back to my own writing…drop by sometime
    (Not as entertaining as yours…bye)

  13. Online Dating Circus Expert Says:

    So happy you found me and told me about your site. It truly is amazing how this “dating” thing turns into an experiment. I am in the same boat!

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      🙂 I’m happy I found you too! You have a great writing style and I think we may be kindred spirits in the ‘bad dates’ arena. 😉

  14. Hello,

    Stumbled across your blog today and love what you’ve got going on. We just started a new online dating blog,, and are just starting to get everything rolling. We don’t have a blogroll yet, but are figuring that out today and will be putting your site on it! Check out our site and see if you would like to do the same!


  15. Your blog seems really funny. Glad to know that there are a bunch of us who are involved in this experiment known as “dating”.

  16. i tumbled here thanks to a comment you left on Vix blog and i love it! so dissapointed i didnt find it sooner. i met my current boyfriend online,and although to start with i had a few interesting characters, im really happy! cant wait to carry on reading this 🙂

    • Hi Tinkerbelle! So glad you found me! Don’t you worry about arriving late to the party. I am quite certain that I will have many many more craptastic dates to share with everyone! So glad you were able to find a good one amongst the dregs! 😉

  17. Dear Miss,

    Thank you so much for subscribing to my page! I’m still very new to this (I think this is day 3?), and it means a great deal that people are taking an interest so quickly.

    Thanks again.:-)

    Cordially yours,
    “The Atavist,”
    Paradise of the Salt Breeze

  18. Hey!

    I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog, it’s hilarious! As a fellow online dater it’s always good to read about other people’s experiences.

    I’m also blogging about mine, though it’s completely anonymous, and am always looking for people to send me their favourite funny stories about their best (and worst) dates. I’d love to hear from you if you’d like to submit something.

    The blog’s still in its early stages so I’d really appreciate it if you could please take a look and let me know what you think?

    Wishing you success with the online dating!

  19. silly_G Says:

    Grey Goose I ‘nominated’ you for a Liebster Blog Award. Cause your blog kicks ass! Visit my blog at the link below and spread the love 🙂

  20. xoxo bb Says:


    I nominated you for the TMI Award!

    For details on the award and how to pay it forward, visit:

  21. I also just finished a one year experiment of online dating. And the following week i met someone offline. Lol.

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  23. Grace Says:

    I met my now husband online! And I HATE online dating!! He is tall, dark and handsome – and he’s smart too! He even wrote a book about how we got together.
    Good luck – there are a few good guys online!

    • Grey Goose, Dirty Says:

      Wow, you’re one of those urban myth’s that online dating actually works for Grace! 🙂 I think I just need to move and get a whole new demographic of online guys to alienate 🙂

  24. TheGirl Says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a while, and I can feel ya about the prospects of dating. Alot has changed!

  25. davidtalks13 Says:

    Looking forward to reading more of this blog. Has a wittiness to it that kinda feels like a romantic comedy tv show. Should be fun!

  26. Cheryl Says:

    Where did you go?

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