Dear Bubbies; After Losing His Mother, Can He Finally Find Love?

Bubbies shoot you straight.

June 19, 2019

Dear Bubbies: I am a single, 55 year old man. I have never been married and just lost my mother. For most of my adult life, I have taken care of her. This is the first time I have been alone. I do have a sister and nieces. Grateful that I have them. I am looking for a friend or companion, possibly leading to marriage. Since I has not dated too much, she will need a lot of patience. I am an easy going guy and love to be active. I am a successful business man and make a good living. Bubbies, I need your help.

From, Never Been Married.

Dear Never Been Married:

Thank you so much for reaching out to us. First, the Bubbies applaud you for taking care of your mother. Such a good boy! They say - if a man takes care of his mother, he will make a good spouse. Now that we got that out of the way, it’s time to get over the mama’s boy thing! Enough already.

You are a catch.

If you don’t know that by now, we are telling you. And we Bubbies know.

Since you are an older man, well not that old, I mean, not as old as us, we say that you should date someone around your same age or a few years younger. And yes, the woman you look for would need a lot of patience. We like a divorced woman for you, who has had children. Single women who have children obviously have a lot of patience.

They need it, honey. Now meeting that person might be tricky.

Sure, you try that swipping left and right stuff. You can also look to friends to set you up. You can met people at a cafe or coffee shop. People meet over eating. Who doesn’t love food? Once you meet her, ask her out for a real coffee date. That is a good first date. It is like a job interview where you can ask a lot of questions.

And if the Bubbies know one thing, we know this. She is going to ask you how come you’ve never been married. You better be ready for the question and with a really good answer. If not, forget about it. If you are intrigued, ask her out for a second date. But don’t call her everyday.

Calling or texting too much sounds like you are too needy. Women hate needy. Then, set up a second date. Don’t wait too long. She might forget who you are. So good luck, darling, and let us know what happens. And don’t screw it up! You know we are rooting for you. And remember we know what we are talking about. We’re the Bubbies and Bubbies Know Best.

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