The Over 50’s Dating Scene – Are You Ready

Are you mentally and emotionally prepared to get back into the dating scene again but new to online dating?

Because there’s a surplus of women to men and of course you want to be at the top of the board you are going to want to present yourself as a very attractive woman.

Maybe you need to tone up, eat more healthy foods, use makeup and change your hair style, change your dress style etc. No matter what your age if you feel good about yourself you will be a winner By the way the same goes for men.

You might ask why should I have to do all this. Well, the whole idea is not just about dating its also about building a relationship. About how you relate to yourself. Do you like yourself because if you like yourself then it follows that others will like you simply because you are likeable. Forget you are over 50. Go and have some fun.

Online dating is a fantastic way to test the waters to see if this is for you.

At this stage its impersonal and you are in charge. After all, what you are doing is finding out a few basic facts about a guy before setting up a meeting – This is not a date. It’s got to be better than a casual encounter in a bar with a few drinks under your belt to give you dutch courage.

But before you even go online sit down and make a written list of all your needs. Writing down things will help you become much more clear about what you want out of a relationship.

Then write down all your expectations of what you would want in a relationship – a companion or friend maybe even leading to something permanent like a long term relationship or marriage.

Make some notes about what your values are.

  • Your strengths and weaknesses your likes and dislikes:
  • What you would want in a potential mate:
  • The type of man you would like to meet:
  • Your interests such as art, dining, dancing and so on.

But please be honest with yourself otherwise it could backfire on you further down the track.

The whole idea is to prepare a profile that’s about you in a chatty informal way, Keep it simple and have some fun writing it up.

When you come to actually write up your bio and profile online it will be a piece of cake because you will be clear about what you want then there is no reason why you won’t attract what you truly want. Check out the Law of Attraction.

A few facts:

  • The female ratio increases with age
  • The male female ratio is approx 60% women to 40% men
  • Women general live longer than men.

Hope these few pointers help you to find what you want.

Importance Of Appointed Date & Effective Date in Restructuring


In the case of merger and demerger, two dates are crucial, the “Appointed Date” and secondly the “Effective Date”. Corporate managers spend a lot of time to plan the exact timing of these dates. ‘Appointed Date’ is normally arranged to secure the interests & objects of the respective companies. And ‘Effective Date’ is finalized by High Court depends on upon filing of a final order of High Court with Registrar of Companies.

Importance of ‘Appointed Date’ & ‘Effective Date’:

Any scheme of compromise or arrangement should identify a date in the scheme itself as ‘Appointed Date’. This ‘appointed date’ is crucial for arriving at values of assets and liabilities appearing in the books of Accounts both for the purpose of the transfer to the Transferee company and also for arriving at the value of shares for the transferor and transferee company viz. exchange ratio. Generally, the first day of a month or the first day of a financial year is identified as the ‘appointed date’, though the Court has the discretion to decide any date as ‘transfer date’.

The ‘Effective Date’ on the other hand is the date on which the transferee company files the order of the High Court sanctioning the scheme with the Registrar of Companies for registration and when the order has so filed the amalgamation or arrangement becomes effective or having come into force from the ‘Appointed date’. The effective date is subsequent date and the company has no control over it.

Issues regarding ‘Appointed Date’ & ‘Effective Date’ and their effects on Various Aspects of Restructuring:

1. Identification of Assets & Liabilities of Transferor Company:
As per the requirements of Section 391 to 394 of the Companies Act, 1956 the Transferor company should identify and quantify the assets and liabilities which are sought to be transferred to the transferee company under merger or demerger. This identification & quantification of assets and liabilities should be done as on Appointed Date.

The details of such assets & liabilities may be annexed as a schedule to the scheme. This identification gives certainty to the scheme, as members of both the companies get a clear idea about what is going to be transferred?

2. Changes in the name/status of the company after Appointed Date:
There could be some changes in name, address or status of the company after the appointed date. Normally such changes do not affect the sanction of the scheme before High Court unless they adversely affect the rights & interests or obligations of the company and/or its members and creditors.

3. Accounting Treatment:
Normally the Transferee Company should, upon the Scheme coming into effect on effective date record the assets and liabilities of the Transferor Company vested in it pursuant to the Scheme, at the fair values thereof at the close of business of the day immediately preceding the Appointed Date.

4. Increase in share capital & Appointed Date:
The shares are allotted only after the scheme is sanctioned by the court and not before. Further, the increase of authorised share capital is always upon sanctioning of the scheme. Hence any objection to the scheme on the ground that on appointed date the share capital of the Transferee Company was not sufficient to give effect to the scheme cannot be sustained.

5. Nature of Business:
From the Appointed Date and till the Effective Date transferor company should act as a trustee of a transferee company.

The Transferor Companies should carry on all their respective business and activities and should be deemed to have held or stood possessed of and should hold and stand possessed all the said Assets for and on account of and in trust for the Transferee Company.

All the profits or income accruing or arising to the Transferor Companies or expenditure or losses arising or incurred by the Transferor Companies should for all purposes be treated and accrued as the profits and income or expenditure or losses of the Transferee Company, as the case may be.

How To Make A Great Success Of A Blind Date

In many ways blind dating is no different than any other type of dating. The basic elements of dating still exist but you do need to exercise more caution in a blind date. Like any other date you want a blind date to go well so that you can ensure yourself a second date. However, while it is important to exercise caution in all types of dating it’s even more important in blind dating. Another factor unique to blind dating is getting set up with a great date. While this may not always be in your hands there are some ways that you can take some initiative in this area.

Like any date the key to a blind date is setting yourself up for a second date. Arranging a fun date and being interesting to your date are two keys to achieving a second date. In making conversation on a blind date, it is important to take an interest in what your date has to say. Doing this will let them know that you are interested in getting to know them better. Also, try speaking about subjects that you really enjoy. This will make you not only sound more natural but will also make you sound more interesting.

Dressing to impress is also critical to a blind date. In meeting someone for the first time you will want to ensure that you make a good first impression. You don’t always know how much a blind date already knows about you but it doesn’t hurt to show up for the date looking as though you have put a great deal of effort into your appearance. You’re date will appreciate the effort and be flattered by your going out of your way to impress them.

One key factor to blind dating is to exercise caution in meeting your date. Even if you are being set up by a close friend you can’t be positive that they know the person they are setting you up with very well. It’s best to set up an initial meeting in a well lit and populated location. Never agree to meet someone you don’t know at a secluded location. While your blind date may be a wonderful person with no intentions of hurting you, it’s best to exercise caution on a blind date.

Another factor unique to the blind dating situation is getting yourself set up with a great date. You may have several friends that are interested in setting you up with a friend or relative whom they think is just perfect for you but try not to agree to go on a blind date that is set up by someone who doesn’t know you very well. If they don’t know you well, then don’t trust them to choose a date for you. However, if you have a friend who does know you very well, don’t hesitate to drop hints about what you are looking for in a date. Those who know you best are most likely to set you up with a compatible blind date.

Making an honest effort to have a good time on your date is another tip that can lead to a successful blind date. If you go into a blind date with the attitude that things won’t work out, you will most likely unconsciously put a damper on the date. Your date may sense your lack of enthusiasm and in turn won’t be inspired to put an effort into having a good time either.

Another tip for blind dating is to be sure to end the date appropriately. Many people may recommend that when going on a blind date you have a backup plan in place such as having a friend call you shortly after the date starts to give you an excuse to leave if things aren’t going well but doing this just isn’t right. Instead extend your blind date the same common courtesy that you would any other date and be willing to complete the entire date. If neither party is having a good time, it’s acceptable to end the date early and just agree that you weren’t compatible but don’t be too quick to give up on the date. Also, at the conclusion of the date be honest about your feelings towards your date. If things just didn’t work out, don’t be afraid to let them know instead of offering empty promises of future dates. However, if you truly enjoyed your date, let your partner know and take the opportunity to suggest a second date.

Tourist Attractions in Alabama: Coon Dog Cemetery

Recently, while traveling, I looked up tourist attractions to visit in Red Bay, Alabama. On the Internet I read about a cemetery for dogs, that was somewhat of a tourist attraction around these parts. Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Cemetery in Northwest Alabama is worth the trip if you are passing through. I have never been to a dog cemetery before, nor have I ever owned this breed of dog. However, I have owned dogs that were extremely dear to me. What they say about a dog being man’s best friend is so true. For many, losing a dog is like losing a family member. It is touching to see this cemetery and the tribute to such loved and dedicated hunting dogs. The first dog to have been laid to rest in this cemetery established by Key Underwood is his special friend and coon dog, Troop, on September 4, 1937, after more than fifteen years of hunting together. The coon dog cemetery is the only one of its kind in the world, and only coon dogs (a coon dog is any dog trained to hunt raccoons) can be buried there.

The spot that this faithful dog was buried was once a hunting camp that coon hunters from all over the area gathered. Underwood marked the grave with a rock that he hand chiseled out Troop’s name, and the date, using only a hammer and a screwdriver.

Other hunters began burying their coon dogs in the same cemetery where Troop was laid to rest. There are in excess of 185 dogs now, from all across the United States buried in the cemetery. That I could tell, the last coon dog laid to rest in the cemetery, was in 2015.

As I began walking around the cemetery, initially, my first impression was reminiscent of a “traditional cemetery” with engraved headstones. But the further I surveyed this special cemetery, I found nontraditional grave markers such as wooden slats with the name gouged or burned into the wood, some of the grave markers were rocks that had names etched in the stone with a hand chisel, others were homemade concrete blocks where fingers in the once wet concrete wrote the inscription of their beloved dog.

Some of the graves in the cemetery have dog memorabilia on the burial sites, for example, one has a stainless steel dog dish, another has a dog collar, and more than one has a dog leash draped across the gravestone. I looked at all the graves as I walked around and noted the names of a few that were inscribed on the stones, including Easy Going Sam, Bean Blossom Bommer, Old Roy, Buck Shot, Squeak and OL Lou. The headstones are etched with heartfelt messages such as “Ashes of 3, Good Coon Hounds, Friend, and If he Treed in a mailbox you’d better open it and look because he’s got em.”

In addition to grave markers and memorabilia, flowers adorning the graves were everywhere as far as the eye could see. Knowing how much these coon dogs meant to their owners was truly touching, and was evident in the sentiments etched in the gravestones. If you are in this area, stop by and visit such a special cemetery, and don’t forget to sign the guestbook. I did!