When I realized that the people in my life although dearly loved by me...did not want to talk "deep and intimate" like I did or did not share the interests that I wanted to talk about...I wanted to find people who did want those things. I found my husband on a Forum...and I figured I had nothing to lose in looking for a Forum to talk about those other things I needed too...which those I loved just weren't able to offer me. So in my opinion Forums can be a really good thing...as long as you don't expect them to meet all your needs. You may have to join a few to get the best results for what you are looking for...but as strange as it may seem people will take the time to chat on a Forum more than they will often chat face to face. Why? Maybe it is because they can chat when they want or have the time to do so...instead of when the other person wants...which may not be convenient for them. For me I wanted to deep discuss many things...while others just want to skim the surface. And I also wanted to talk to those who were going through some of the same things I am going through as a more mature person. This is one of my favorite things about @Ken Anderson's Forum for us Seniors. And yes, sometimes I would like to discuss things that really don't seem to be open for discussion here without causing more problems than they are worth. This is a great place for us Seniors and I'm glad some of you were sweet enough to lead me here. Forums are imperfect places with imperfect people...but they are places you can speak your mind and learn if you fit there or not....here is the best place I have ever fit. I'm thankful I have found this place and appreciate being able to be myself here in so many ways.