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montyParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 3:26 am #186736
I’m a man who sold my home in 2017 and have been living in an apartment for almost a year. There are a number of male and female singles who reside in this complex. I have only gotten to know a few but a Latino woman has tickled my fancy. These seniors might be divorced or widowed and seem to mostly keep to themselves. I have spoken to her occasionally but am worried that now she is spooked when standing close to me. I’m Caucasian so this may be a problem for her so what is the best way to proceed?
dashingscorpioParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 12:34 pm #186831
“I have shown my feelings towards a woman but she acts very skiddish around me?”
(How did you show your feelings towards her?)
“I have spoken to her occasionally but am worried that now she is spooked..”
(What exactly did you say?) A warm greeting with a kind smile usually doesn’t spook anyone!
Is she fluent in English?
Is she divorced or widowed? (A widow can be a tough nut to crack)
Do you see her associating with other men? women only? Caucasians? Latinos only?
Generally I advise guys to make their romantic intentions known asap to avoid being put into the “friend zone”.
However in a retirement community it might be best to gradually develop a friendship.
Find out if she participates in any activities sponsored by the complex and if she does you should attend.
Some people need frequent meetings in order to relax with new people.
Also keep your options open by creating an online dating profile on one of the sites geared towards (seniors).
Sr. women outnumber men.
montyParticipantOctober 11, 2018 at 3:37 pm #186861
I just meant that from the first time we met I have greeted her warmly. She is attractive and speaks English well but I’m not sure about her being a widow. I know she works almost every evening and have not seen her truthfully with men or women. She would not accept if I were to ask her out today because I’m with you that she is probably someone who takes awhile to get comfortable around others.
BritWayParticipantOctober 31, 2018 at 6:19 am #188225
She maybe nervous. Why don’t you strike up a conversation with her to break the ice and then you could ask if she is married or single etc.
AntonioBParticipantOctober 31, 2018 at 10:00 am #188257
I think you should watch your friendship zone. It’s better to hit as a friend than just rushing for a relationship. My advice is to have a chat with her and find out exactly what she’s up to
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