At the age of 50, after two years of being single, I decided it was time to overcome my trepidation about putting myself so "out there" and try online dating. After a few days working out which sites are best for our age group, I was soon 'winking' at and connecting with (and dismissing) so many men, I could barely keep track of what I'd told to whom.
I'm not sure why women would give me their numbers, even unsolicited on my part, and then never return my calls. Was it a game, give out your number and then see which idiots would actually call you? Is there a bell near their phones that they ring, like bartenders receiving tips, to let the room know that they caught another one?