I know Boca and Delray pretty well. I use my family’s home here in Boca since my mother passed away six years ago, and I find myself enjoying coming down at least every other month. Sometimes I bring a girlfriend or two. My dilemma is, I am single, 55, (blonde, not bad looking, in good shape, enjoy going out) and I don’t know where to go out for drinks or just to meet people my own age. I know Atlantic Avenue well, but it seems like a very young crowd after 10:30 p.m. What if I wanted to stay out later? Anywhere in Boca or Delray for the ages of 45 to 60 you recommend for me to try? Maybe I am hitting the wrong night, times, or places. Thank you for your help. —Barbie
Hi Barbie. Boca is an amazing place, but in a town where the restaurants are packed at 5 p.m. for the early-bird special, it’s no surprise that Cinderella’s coach turns into a pumpkin well before midnight. There are some great places I can recommend, with some rocking into the wee hours.
Wednesday is Ladies Night at New York Prime. At this upscale steak house, the crowd is lively and with music and wine flowing, you are sure to make friends that have a zest for life like yours. On Thursday night, try Blue Martini. This is one of the few late night establishments in Boca, open on weekends until 5 a.m.
Next door, Pinion Grill offers dinner at what I consider the most beautiful bar in Boca. Fridays belong to happy hour at Morton's The Steakhouse at The Shops at Boca Center. With a great bar menu and drink specials, this is the place frequented by in-the-know locals. City Fish Market is a good place to start your Saturday night. And finally, my personal favorite remains Houston’s. Whether you are alone or with friends, you will never be without someone to talk to as the patrons are nice and the bartenders are the best in the business.
My girlfriend’s internal clock is set for a different time than the rest of the world, and by that I mean, she’s off by an hour at least. She runs late constantly, and while at first I though it was cute, it is now causing a strain on our activities. Dinner gets cold while I wait for her. Our friends get frustrated. She isn’t high maintenance, she’s not wasting time in the mirror. She’s just all over the place. How do I get her on point? —Ross
Ross: Time is valuable, and when you don’t respect another’s time, well, you don’t respect them. I know that if someone is consistently disrespectful of my time, I find myself unwilling to make future plans. I suspect your friends will begin to avoid you socially because of your girlfriend’s flippant approach to commitments.
You really should have a conversation with your girl. While her erratic behavior was once charming to you, it’s taken its toll. Inform her that she must start taking commitments seriously and see if there is anything you can do to help her get organized.
Angela, my jackass boyfriend is cheating on me. I know about the girl and I know for a fact it’s happening. I’m devastated, and pissed off. How do I dump him coolly and coldly? —L.
I could tell you to rent a billboard and expose him, throw all his belongings on the lawn, or even orchestrate an elaborate ambush to catch him in the act. But why bother wasting any more of your time on this jerk.
Revenge is a dish best served cold. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t get some satisfaction while waiting for the temperature to die down.
Take a picture of yourself holding a sign reading, “I’m breaking up with you. I know you know why. Sincerely, L.” Send it to him. And don’t return his calls. Ever.
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On her popular blog, www.essentiallyangela.com, divorced single mom Angela Lutin dispenses musings on life, raising a teen, navigating the single scene, and tips to stay sexy regardless of your age or relationship status. A social media addict, she recently launched her new weekly Twitter conversation @essentiallyang—aptly titled #sexychat—that answers dating, sex-related topics and anything in between. Angela’s "Naked Truth" dating advice column appears weekly on Bocamag.com and also exclusively in Boca Raton magazine. Follow Angela on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/EssentiallyAngela or Twitter, https://twitter.com/essentiallyang.