No secret about older women liking younger men. Celebrities do it all of the time. Well, many women date younger, but we hear about the celebrities. And of course older men with younger women is a given. But hey, why not? For whatever reasons, you are attracted to a certain type. No need to explain. You like younger. Dont worry.
No need to worry about finding that one guy that you want to date. He is out there. Maybe not now , but soon.
Always good to look at the humorous side of things.
Now a few weeks pass by, and I am discouraged with the whole dating thing already. Try Plenty of Fish, a veteran online dater offered to me. Plenty of Fish i asked? I couldn’t decide if that name was as tacky sounding as I was hearing it, but thought , is it really any worse than some of the others? I decided to research it. This one is a free dating site, so once again i filled out all of the questions, and profiles, added some pictures and voila! i am out there. This site has no age restrictions( there are now age restrictions of a sort which I will discuss in the near future) and now the fun begins. Let me throw in , yet another confession. I am attracted to younger men. Yes, sadly 50 is now considered a younger man given my just over 60 status, but younger is younger. Doesn’t mean I rule out others, Though, just as a precaution, my daughter gave me a rule- no one near her age or younger. Not to worry i said. You are 35! though really the temptations are out there!
POF, as we online daters refer to the Plenty of Fish site, has , as i said, all ages. So now I started keeping track. The youngest that I have had contact me is 19. i should say 18, because he was turning 19 in a few months! This boy was in high school. Did his mother know he was on this site, searching for older women ? Mommy issues? Boredom? I didn’t want to ask. The oldest so far is 82. He was a very kind, polite gentleman whose message asked if I had an age limit? I never had that question in the older category! It was always in the 18-30 category so I was bit taken aback. I did politely message him back and told him I lean towards my age or younger. He was very polite and didn’t bother me about it.
Again he was not my cup of tea. but as i said, don’t respond if you don’t want to open a can of worms. But he was so polite I felt the need to be polite back. Truly , a man within my age range, will have lots more in common to talk about. Sadly, some of the conversation will turn to which joints are acting up and how much one creaks when getting out of bed in the morning. though,with younger men, you tend to want to hide any creaking parts or ailments that may be presenting themselves that particular week. Though , I do have limitations. I mean if you don’t know who the Beatles are, or are amazed that i was alive during Woodstock, then maybe we just need not to have a conversation.
So back to the profiles, I responded to 2 of them and yes I accepted dates with them. First one, who was 59 years old, suggested a place for drinks and appetizers. Good for a start. Not too long, but enough time to chat and get to know each other. We ended up talking for almost 3 hours, which really surprised me. The time went quickly and it held our interest. Good conversation, a few laughs, talked about the dating site and our experiences. I didn’t really have much to share about that, but he seemed to be a veteran. I thought the evening went okay. “Well let’s do this again” he said , and that was that. No contact since. I stand corrected, I did receive a message asking how I was , and was I having any luck on the site. I responded with I am doing fine and yes I was having fun. It was mostly true and I felt that was the only answer he deserved to get. Oh well, no great loss there.
The other gem asked me to go for a drink also. He was 51. Yes, as you will see, I like younger men. We went to a nice local eatery and thought a glass of wine was in order ( I do get a bit nervous initially) First thing, which I feel I need to emphasize, is , that if you post a picture on a dating site, try your best to look like that picture. Don’t post a picture that you took ten years ago and is, at least, 25 pounds lighter. I did a double take when I saw him, and a second one when he proceeded to complain about all the women he had previously met on this dating site that didn’t resemble their pictures! Really I thought, did you look at yours? We chatted for about 45 minutes and parted. Would I see him again? Not sure. I figured I would play it by ear.
Trying not to be a complete snob, I decided to go for a second date when he asked. He wanted to pick me up at my house. No thank you I said, I will meet you. First rule of online dating. Do not have them come to your house. Always meet them in a public place. So I did and though I had agreed to this restaurant, it was awful. . The food was terrible and my date stared off into the distance the entire time we sat opposite each other. He talked in my direction, but made sure he didn’t miss anything coming in or out the door. That never sits well with me. But the icing on the cake was when he so graciously offered to follow me home and “watch a movie”. Is that what they call it now? hint hint. NO THANK YOU I offered back. and promptly left praying he wasn’t following me. Two weeks later , I received a message from Mr. Manners,” hey let’s do dinner again. “ This time i did not respond and the matter was dropped. Rule of thumb. Don’t respond if you don’t want to open a can of worms. I learned that the hard way which i did mention earlier.