I am new to online dating. Actually, I suggested that my host daughter put an ad on Match.Com and in preparation for her ad I thought I would do some research. Next thing I knew I was writing my own profile. Of course it was to help her. But since I am a researcher, I looked carefully at what middle-aged men were asking for while I was on the site. It seems difficult for me to not make dating even a research project. I found that there are a few categories of men. First off, and there are the lonely men. These men have been dumped by their wives and they don’t know what to do with themselves. They say they wander aimlessly around their house and want a woman to cook and clean for them. For some reason, my first thought would be, “why don’t they hire a maid?” rather than make another woman miserable, but maybe I am missing something. Maybe someone wants to fill the previous wife’s shoes. Just not me. I am located in the middle of Nebraska. So the second group loves football. Every man in who had a profile up in this are mentioned how much they love sports. By the way they write about it they must spend their entire weekends either at the football stadium or glued to the TV set. For a woman like me, who doesn’t like football, who was really happy when her sons quit playing in high school so I didn’t have to go to any more games, and who would rather be shopping, what am I to do with all these men to pick from who me to love football with them? I will tell you in my next blog.