sevenyear wrote:How do other single (divorced) people who are still young enough to think about something besides kids and grandkids handle it ?
I was single when diagnosed, and I still am. I had recently become convinced that there are zero single women in my city of about 5 million people, but chemo was keeping me homebound so often that I guess it only seemed that way. A female friend (who didn't count as a single women because she was in the "friend zone" already) found a boyfriend through an online dating ad, and it worked out well for her. With this in mind, I made my own online dating ad, several months ago, that said something like "Unemployed Stage IV colon cancer patient seeks female. Age, race, weight, religion, skin condition, criminal history do not matter, but must reply within 20 months as stage IV colon cancer patients don't exactly have all the time in the world. Also, must enjoy long conversations about anal fissures." I don't remember *exactly* what the ad said but it was something like this. It was more for my own amusement than in anticipation of any real results, but ... someone actually replied to it, confirming the assertions of many of my already-attached friends that there really are single women in the Atlanta area, or at least one. I met this girl a couple of times in person. Let's just say that we are both still single, the experiment was a disaster, and I have no clue how to answer your question!