What Must I Do?

I am 69 going 70. I am in reasonably good mental and physical health though my shock absorbers have been replaced a few times. I am financially stable if not exactly in the same league as the subject of the article that you will read later, with my own roof over my head, an interesting, loving and supportive assortment of relatives and friends and a few club memberships for which people here will be willing to give their arms and legs.

More importantly, I am single and very eligible and I am told quite an amusing and interesting company to anyone. I may not look quite like Brad Pitt but I don’t think I am Homer Simpson either.

Despite all these sterling qualifications, I am single and unable to find myself a mate.

But just look at this enviable comparison. The bloke is nine years older than I am and he can find a 27 year old beauty to wed.

What must I do to get into the same league? No, I do not want to become a politician, but any other workable ideas will be most welcome. Most of my regular readers are ‘out of the box’ thinkers. Don’t disappoint me.

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54 Responses to What Must I Do?

  1. You don’t have to do anything. If it’s meant to happen it will happen. If you want to expand your family you might reconsider the idea of moving to a smaller space.
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  2. Anita says:

    I really must come to Pune to see you 🙂

  3. Maria says:

    Ramana, just because you’re irresistibly gorgeous it doesn’t mean you’re going to find a mate so easily. A man with such qualities as you have requires a woman of special and indefinable qualities – as well as being sexually desirable she must be the sort of person who can give you mental satisfaction as well. I like Jean’s advice.
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  4. Maria says:

    BTW have you tried shaad.com? They’re supposed to be great.
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  5. Delirious says:

    I will give you the same advice that I give everyone who is looking. Put yourself in a position to meet someone. That may mean joining an online dating group. It may mean attending other functions where single women congregate. I don’t know how things are in India, do single women ever congregate in the same place? I saw a show on how to marry a millionaire. They talked about how you have to hang out where the millionaires hang out. I don’t know if that is your goal, but hang out where the single women hang out. Honestly though, I wouldnt’ set my sights on a 27 year old. Those women are usually just gold diggers. Go for someone more your age. I think you would have more in common with an older woman anyway. 🙂
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  6. Nandu Pillai says:

    You did say “out of the box”….( that’s license I’m afraid ! ) …..The least complicated relationship you could look for now is a gay one ! It helps to have ( another ) man about the house ! The only problem is that you don’t have a membership of a Gay Club – not a problem , it’s an opportunity – start one – it will be huge success – all Bars will be Men’s Bars , just 1 rest room is required and you could have a genuine May Queen Ball ! Please don’t scratch my eyes out ! : )

    • Ursula says:

      Nandu Pillai, I have no idea what you are talking about. Which is good. If I, Ursula, had made that comment of yours, Ramana’s readership would have had me blown out of the water never to be returned to Planet Blog.

      I am sure your intentions are good but can’t help feeling that Ramana is after something slightly more voluptuous, soft and feminine than your average gay guy. Admittedly, a lot of gays are pretty and know how to hold a handbag (without looking gay as only a straight man can when pressed into holding my handbag for a moment).

      I am perturbed by your assertion that to enter into a gay relationship is “the least complicated”. You’ve got to be joking: One pot of testosterone is hard enough to keep a lid on – but two? On a personal note, and to blow your notion apart: The most complicated and screwing with my mind friendship I have ever had was with a gay guy.

      U
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    • Rummuser says:

      You are incredible. But having seen Ursula’s response, I shall leave it to her to defend me. She is my betrothed if you did not know.

      • Nandu Pillai says:

        I did not know . That explains Ursula’s frenetic rant !I I worry that she may scratch my eyes ( my only redeeming feature ) out now ! I was guided ( misled ?) by your cry ” I am single and unable to find a mate” ! Friends ( even FB friends ) don’t lie to each other .. I even conjured up scenarios of “lining up” some suitable candidates during your next trip to Bangalore – now all evaporated in a pouf ( sp ? ) of smoke ! I almost made a crack at Ursula’s “screwing with my mind by a gay guy” remark but restrained myself , the sensitive guy that I am . As for Berlo’s new toy girl I personally feel she is “pasta the besta before data” – capiche ?

        • Ursula says:

          Nandu Pillai, how gratifying that you picked up on my ‘subtle’ remark that no one has ever screwed with my mind like the gay guy.

          If you think my first reply to you was a ‘frenetic rant’ born out of jealousy you ain’t seen nothing yet. First of all I am not the jealous type, secondly I am not known to mince my words – as the long suffering Ramana and his friends will confirm.Though, come to think of it, I haven’t been banned from any of their blogs for a while.

          The saga of Ramana’s and my betrothal is a long winded one, possibly worthy of a Bollywood movie; Please do rest assured that I have added you to our guest list. The Ringbearer (Old Fossil) clearly getting a little impatient. At one point there was slight confusion whether, in truth, I wasn’t averse to the Ringbearer himself. Making hay was mentioned. Anyway, all that was cleared up not only because I wouldn’t wish to take on Lady Foss but because I don’t steal other women’s men. No, Nandu, as befits a good script it’s all far more complicated: The main obstacle to our nuptials being that I am not the marrying kind, and Ramana is precariously close to my father’s age. Which obviously doesn’t stop La Napolitana and her ardour for someone who could be her grandfather. So Ramana’s despair and claim to be single, foot loose if not fancy free does bear out the truth.

          Please do line up suitable friends of yours to meet Ramana’s desire. It would take a weight off me. Now, as to your eyes: Tell me more.

          U
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        • Nandu Pillai says:

          Ursula : Far be it for me to say but “legal adoption” could be one of Ramana’s options vis a vis your good self ( amongst other I dare say ) . I almost feel envious of all the options this friend of mine has at his disposal – spoilt for choice and yet “unable to find a mate” . ( I like the way we talking as if he is not in the room ) . Anyway bottom line he is “available” and waiting to , wanting to, willing to . So I can assume my matchmaker avatar tout suite – gives a retired guy something worthwhile to do . As for my eyes ( whoa ! I am a happily married man – 35 years now and counting ) ..and seeing as you are a self confessed “hands off other women’s men” type might even get my dear wife’s permission to show you my eyes , an ageing would be cupid’s eyes . Pity I cant post pictures on this blog so will send it via Ramana . It could be the beginning of a meaningless relationship – what fun !!

  7. Barath Rajgopaul says:

    Ramana, I am staggered that you cannot see what Berlusconi did to get this young thing. He is a BILLIONAIRE, and it is amazing how many young girls lose any inhibitions about age difference when that much moolah is available. Stick to your guns brother, the lat thing you need is a sore ear from a younger model!! We can discuss in detail in february when the famous four rejoin the battle.

  8. Grannymar says:

    “What must I do to get into the same league?”
    You could always try asking!
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  9. Nick says:

    There’s no big secret about how he attracted a 27-year-old. He has obscene amounts of money, which is always an attractive quality and no doubt enough to compensate for the perpetual smirk and the hair transplant.
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    • Rummuser says:

      I can’t promise that smirk, but I sure can try the hair transplant Nick. Do you think that it will work? Sadly, I also fall short in the money department.

  10. tammy says:

    oh my god. how dare you compare yourself to that hair dyed or hair transplanted idiot who is babysitting a 27 year old brunette barbie doll?
    now.
    that being said.
    i have a friend who met her husband through one of those computer matchmaking sites. everybody told her she’d never find a real person and they were concerned for her meeting nuts etc… but she met a very nice man and they’ve been happily married for 7 years now.
    or…
    you could do it my way…
    i just enjoy everybody else’s relationships virtually and vicariously and then go home to my little cozy house and totally enjoy being alone.
    it’s either a gift or a curse. i don’t know which! but much happiness and contentment lies therein! i had a wonderful marriage for a lot of years and now rather like my own little life. but…
    if you’re determined. . . to get out there among’em . . .
    a lot of people meet at a gym where they all work out and exercise together. many good matches are made there. or … take a cooking class. or even better . . . with your cooking and your style and talent . . .
    YOU could be the one teaching a cooking class! i know! advertise small (limit it to 4 women) cooking classes in your own home. perfect! you can show off your creative culinary skills in a lovely and congenial atmosphere and find out at the same time if your perspective “new friend” has the same interests and life skills!
    BINGO! and it could be great fun regardless of the outcome.
    and you get to eat all the great creations ~ so everyone wins.
    it’s called ‘love in the kitchen.’ up to them whether they think you’re talking about love of great food . . . or . . .

  11. Looney says:

    Along the lines of Barath, to get the younger girl you are going to need to stop being so secretive about all the hidden bank accounts you have. Then you will need to let slip that the trip to Delhi was really just a cover for a trip to your chateau in Monaco.
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  12. wisewebwoman says:

    I don’t think you’d know what to do with a 27 year old, Ramana! Apart from… and that only lasts for so long.

    if it’s meant to be it will happen for you. You have a lot to offer a compatible woman.

    And I wouldn’t want to see you living in the regret of giving up your lovely freedom!!

    XO
    WWW
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    • Barath Rajgopaul says:

      WWW, Ramana may not know what to do with a 27 year old lady, but I ma willing to bet that he will try his level best and knowing his past achievements, make a good fist of it!!

  13. Max Coutinho says:

    LOL LOL

    Hi Rummy,

    I swear I didn’t want to laugh, but I had to. You kill me!
    First, that girl cannot be 27 years old (if she is then she is worn out): she looks much older only with a few nip and tucks around her face.
    Second, the question is not “how can you get into the same league?” but “Should I, a balanced and stable man, even think of getting into the same league?”. Think about it, women like this pseudo-27 yr old “girl” are what Brazilians call “chave de cadeia” (literally “Prison Key” meaning: a lot of troubles); do you really want that for yourself?

    If you want to be “fidanzato” (like the article says) than look for a gorgeous woman – real woman – who will love you and care for your for who you are and not for what you have/represent. I am sure you live surrounded by gorgeous and intelligent women…pick one :).

    BTW, happy celebration at your place on Xmas Day ;).

    Cheers
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  14. I carry this ring, corroding my soul daily, all in loyalty to you and Ursula. You are betrothed, man! Forget other women.

    Ursula, don’t just defend your man from afar! Can you not see he has needs of warmth and caress?
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    • Ursula says:

      Ramana, .leaving Berlusconi aside, some of your commentators should be ashamed of themselves. Since when is a man’s age a barrier to love (not just between the sheets)? If anything, men often get more attractive as they age. Yes, REALLY. Take it from me. My foot, Ramana, if someone told me that my attractiveness is tethered to my bank account (which, incidentally currently is of church mouse status) I’d be incandescent. Why do (older) men take this nonsense lying down?

      Fact is that just as the nubile is, biologically, attractive to a male of ANY age so is ‘power’ (which translates into riches of either muscle, intellect, purse or running for office – or all of them) an aphrodisiac to a woman.

      U
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  15. Cathy in NZ says:

    I have nothing to add…many others seem to answered you. All I ask “is it common notion in your country and culture to want this, at the time of your life or other?”
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  16. Ursula says:

    Ramana, .leaving Berlusconi aside, some of your commentators should be ashamed of themselves. Since when is a man’s age a barrier to love (not just between the sheets)? If anything, men often get more attractive as they age. Yes, REALLY. Take it from me. My foot, Ramana, if someone told me that my attractiveness is tethered to my bank account (which, incidentally currently is of church mouse status) I’d be incandescent. Why do (older) men take this nonsense lying down?
    Fact is that just as the nubile is, biologically, attractive to a male of ANY age so is ‘power’ (which translates into riches of either muscle, intellect, purse or running for office – or all of them) an aphrodisiac to a woman.
    U
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  17. Maxi says:

    Nine years older with a 27yr old, not so sure that’s gonna last. As for you Rummy, are there any clubs or groups you can join with single men and women?
    Blessings ~ Maxi
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  18. Jody says:

    Our stars did not align — but if it weren’t for my beloved boyfriend, I would wing my way to Pune.

    So, here’s the scoop: I met my beloved boyfriend on Match.com. It will not “just” happen unless you stretch beyond your innate shyness and reach for it.

    That’s life. I feel sure you will be so happy.

    J
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  19. facelessdesi says:

    Ramana Sir,

    Since you have a propensity to attract young people, how about getting a adjunct professor position in one of the colleges in Pune. You will be surrounded by young pretty things and who knows what that may lead to… A tip – please teach an interesting esoteric course where the female:male ratio is favorable. Good luck

  20. Big John says:

    Paint you head like Silvio and practice you “Bunga Bunga”. 🙂

  21. How can I add to all of this? Deep pockets are the answer to the young things, I think. Just remember, tho, that the younger the woman on your arm, the older you look. Some men don’t seem to get that! Seriously, I know several people who have met their loves on the internet. Seems a way to get to the REAL person before the REAL meeting. My advice? Don’t put some fak-o photo up if you expect to follow through:)

  22. Heck, that one’s easy. Flirt a lot, throw your money around a lot, be bold and audacious and sneaky and you’ll get a 27-year old. Can you still keep up with one? lol
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