JawJaw, I've been talking about camping and you're going to Ireland?!?!? Geez, I am SO envious, you lucky gal you!!!!! Have a great time on the trip. You've just GOT to post a trip report after you get back. What cities will you visit? How long will you be gone? Should trip questions be in another post?
And keep your eyes out for hunky men, you never know when you might run into someone nice. At the airport, at a pub, anywhere.
It's a hard choice to decide you want to do the "couple thing" again. But when it's good, life seems complete, so I think it's worth the risk. It is a bit harder the older we get because, as you said, where do you go to meet people? Bars have never been my "thing." I'm involved in lots of outdoor activities, but the men I meet there all seem to have wives waiting at home. And like you said, that means they are OFF limits!!!
So - jump in and test the water. If you need a life jacket I've got a few extras. Wish I knew some nice single guys to introduce you to, they'd be very lucky. Keep us posted!