Gail Forrest is a comedy writer and stand up comic. She studied at Second City in Chicago and has performed at Pretty Funny Women and Flappers in LA, as well as Second City to name a few. She has a published book Gonepausal on Amazon about women in midlife and is working on a new book which includes men and promises to be just as funny with even more insights on aging.
Dating Larry David… Or Roseanne
I’m pushing 70 and still making attempts at companionship. I am dating women in their sixties so was very surprised to receive a note like this. Here is part of a text I got after a single cocktail hour meet up. I thought the date...
Liar Liar Pants on Fire — Dating in 2023
I am on a dating site and I specifically state that I don’t go out with people who smoke. An attractive man contacted me and I agreed to a date. I sat down at our table and he reeked of...
Golf Is a Good Marriage Ruined
I’m 63, married, and an excellent golfer. I started playing when I was 10, and had pro potential but chose another career path. I belong to a golf club, play multiple times a week and love it. Golf is my passion.
Now my retired...
Is Dating a Zombie Apocalypse?
My dating life has become a scary movie. Suddenly, women from my past relationships that I thought were long since in the “grave” are contacting me. While I am modestly curious to see how their lives have turned out, I don't have the time,...
Never Picture the Audience Naked
I’ve been a librarian for close to 50 years in a small town library. I’ve loved every minute of it, but now I have a problem — a new library has been built, and as the senior librarian I have to give the dedication...
Martha Stewart, the Newest Barbie Doll
You probably knew this question was inevitable but is that really Martha Stewart on the cover of SI? She can’t possibly look like that at 81. What’s up with her? I’m 58 and I definitely like the idea of looking better, what older...
F-Bombs Are Falling! F-Bombs Are Falling!
On a recent date an otherwise quite attractive woman exclaimed to the waiter, “What the F happened to our salads?” Admittedly, the service was slow but her tone seemed rude and extreme. My attractive date got less so with each f-bomb. Bottom line:...
My girlfriend sleeps with her dog. The little guy is sweet and all, but I don't like making love with a 3rd party constantly present, especially one who sniffs, drools and sheds. I'm also not crazy about waking with a hairy butt in my face.
I really like this...
Are Dinner Parties As Extinct As Dinosaurs?
My parents threw dinner parties all the time as far back as I can remember and so did my friends' parents. We also always had company over for drinks and food. Now I’ve noticed that nobody’s having dinner parties. Or none to...
My Life of Dating Guppies
I know you are familiar with online dating. I've been trying it for a couple of years now and I still don't completely understand it. People hit “like” and show some attention. There might be a few text exchanges and then they disappear.
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