So, I decided to do a Google search. If there would be any one place that I could find love on July the 4th, surely Google would direct me there. There were 11,700,000 references that came up under the search words: finding love on the 4th of July.
So I decided I’d better narrow it down a bit by adding quotation marks.
“Finding love” on July 4th — gave me 22,700 — a bit better odds of finding love.
So I thought I’d take it one step further.
I ran “Finding love” on July 4th at 50 plus.
That took it down to 775 references — with my blog being the number 1 reference. I thought that was pretty funny. So I dug in deeper.
I ran the words “Finding love” on July 4th for 50 plus singles. 712 references. My blog, the #1 spot. (To be honest, Gen Plus does have a singles site, but I would not call myself a matchmaker by trade. A romantic? Yes. Matchmaker? No.)
So I decided to be really, really specific.
I used the words “Finding love at 50 plus” and took out July 4th.
Only 1 link came up. Mine. Gen Plus.
From almost 12 million down to 1? My blog has a strong page rank, but honestly, I wasn’t finding this so funny anymore.
I like love…just like the next gal (or fella). I like cuddling up and watching the fireworks reflect in my man’s eyes. So what if I need reading glasses to see them? So what if half a century has gone by? Doesn’t a 50 plusser still rank to find love? I was feeling a bit insulted.
Now either 50 plussers are not looking for love online (which I know they are), or they are not FINDING it. So…time for just one more search. I put my glasses back on and this time, I decided to go for the kissing and forget about the fireworks.
So I plugged in “kissing” at 50 plus. Thank goodness. 2,040,000 references. OK. I realize where I erred. Maybe the message is that we should stop worrying about finding the love and just enjoy the fireworks?