Phone running hot but Joy?s still searching
By SAM BENGERsamb@gladstoneobserver.com.au
JOY Jelowik's phone has been ringing hot, but she is still yet to find 'Mr Right' . Since The Observer published Joy's 'Lonely Hearts' story last month, there have been a number of inquiries from older gentlemen across the community.
In fact, about half a dozen calls have been made to The Observer from men interested in getting to know Joy.
'One chap from out of town rang me and he sounded quite nice; he's going to ring me on Saturday night (tonight),' Joy said.
She said she had also been on a date with another man, but had decided not to pursue a relationship.
'There's been a few calls, but some of them are not so suitable, one fellow wanted me to move in with him straight away but I said 'No, I don't want that, I'm just looking for companionship and someone to take me out to dinner or to a barbecue every now and again',' she said.
Joy said while it was 'very hard' at the age of 63 to meet someone, her confidence had grown since having her story published.
'I think there would be a lot of others in a similar situation to me who are longing to meet a companion but are too scared to make the effort. I did it out of desperation and it's lifted my confidence up a bit,' she said.