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- November 16, 2019 at 12:50 pm #859693ronGuest
I will add that after not wearing a suit in at least several years, in fact not having one which still fit the unfortunately wider me, I bought a suit for a wedding we attended last weekend. It was a marriage of a my-age couple, but most of the attendees wore suit and tie and the women probably averaged a bit more formal than the men. My wife likes the suit look, so now I guess I’ll wear it when we go to the symphony. More casual attire certainly is more comfortable and suit and tie were always tough summer attire. The Fortune 500 company I worked for went from suit-and-tie-all-the-time when I started, to casual Friday in summer, to casual-all-the-time-if-you-aren’t-meeting-customers-who-expect-tie. A lot of classic mens’ clothing stores are kaput. Demand for their product is vanishing.November 16, 2019 at 1:02 pm #859697
Yeah, I still don’t get the attraction to 20-something women – different generation entirely, like what would you have in common beyond liking Hallmark movies? Maybe it doesn’t matter. But those women do not have a whole dressy wardrobe. They probably have an interview suit and some little dresses they wear to the club. Women in their mid-late 30s have cocktail dresses or can do Rent the Runway.November 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm #859707FyodorGuest
Ron, it’s terrible how many suits shrink with age. No one takes pride in the quality of their work anymore.November 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm #859708FyodorGuest
Pants too.November 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm #859715ronGuest
Especially pants. It’s common knowledge how easy it is for wool to shrink — the pants need to accept their share of the blame.November 16, 2019 at 3:31 pm #859717SkyblossomParticipant
My husband wore a suit and tie this week because we went to a funeral. The previous time before that he wore a suit and tie was because he was on stage handing out diplomas at out local high school graduation.
A few month before that it was a different funeral.
We’re hitting the age of parent funerals. It’s not nearly as fun as the age of kid’s weddings.November 16, 2019 at 3:50 pm #859720
I know, people our age are dying now, actually. This year two guys our age or younger passed. Both active, fit guys. With kids.
And of course people our parents’ age.November 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm #859756anonymousseMember
Glad to hear the recent update and to see you’re getting some matches out of your new profile. Thanks for the kind words. I can’t wait to see the new pictures.November 17, 2019 at 1:06 am #859810TheLadyEGuest
OK! So I talked to my friends in Pittsburgh and I *may* have a potential date for you. 🙂 She’s good friends with several of my friends from high school. She is 40, a teacher, and obviously has a college degree. She says she’s not super into holiday stuff but she likes new experiences. She knew about the event you were talking about going to in Wheeling, WV – in fact all my friends did and said it’s awesome! So there you go. I’m not super close with my friends in Pittsburgh but I’ve seen her in a lot of their pictures and she looks very fun.
Before I exchange info or do an introduction, she wants to learn a little more about you, Robert. Do you have a Facebook page I can send to her so she knows who you are? We can communicate privately if you’d prefer not to put it out for everyone to see.November 17, 2019 at 1:14 am #859812Robert123Member
I will receive a link to a “proofing site” in a couple of days, from whee I can download the photographs. All are obviously profile ready as is, but I will submit 5 of them back to her for detailed touch up. I’ll put them out here for review once i receive them, with my own votes.
If you’ve had three exchanges with someone, you should now invite her to do something Christmasy.
It wasn’t really three, considering her opener was just “hey, there”, so probably one or two more. She didn’t write back today, but one other response was also delayed saying that she didn’t get the notifications. She’s not the first person to say that on this app, but I’m not sure it’s true, as I receive notifications immediately. I’m not too excited at this point; not her fault, just goes back to the cycling in and out thing. I’m just letting the conversation flow.
I get today’s “rules” about no dress pants unless it’s part of a suit, I’m just unhappy about it as I am unable to express my true fashion style.
Helen: Thank you for the kind words and the anecdote.November 17, 2019 at 1:16 am #859814Robert123Member
TheLadyE: I do not have a Facebook page, never got into social media, but we can communicate privately. Is there a way to do DMs on here to get even an email address to you?November 17, 2019 at 6:52 am #859856
You can’t do DMs, but hmm. Wendy has your email address, Robert. Why not email her and ask her to please pass it on to LadyE?
The other thing you could do is post once on this thread as a guest (don’t log in) and put your real email in the email field. I’ll be able to see it but no one else will.