By Maryjane Fahey, February 13, 2017 | commentary: 0
Fun, with opportunities. You will want to go in truthful — at any age!
We forked over my driver’s permit into the dapper guy sitting across from me personally in the intimate restaurant he’d selected therefore very carefully. Not merely any guy, nevertheless the person who ended up being gradually becoming mine.
Handsome — let’s simply call him that — and I also had been celebrating my 57th birthday celebration. Exactly What he didn’t understand had been that I became celebrating my 57th birthday when it comes to sixth year in a row.
That’s right. I freeze-dried myself at 57. We came across on the web and was in fact dating for five months. Without a doubt, 57 is a good quantity to prevent time if you should be “of a particular age. ” Fifty-nine seems like a lie, 55 is somehow too young, and 60, well, that has been the quantity we ended up being doing my damnedest to avoid.
The design on their face ended up being priceless … a blend of surprise, dissatisfaction (whoa, i will be perhaps not dating a “babe” in her own 50s) and, well, hilarity.
After months of keeping it in, i really could finally state: Yes, indeed, mister, i will be not just how old you are, i will be twelve months older than both you and fed up with bulls—ing concerning the material we pretend to possess missed. I know firsthand, thank you so you can stop man-splaining events and happenings.
But we set myself up for that, didn’t we? I did son’t possess it — my age and all sorts of the chapters of my really life that is rich intimately and otherwise. By showing him that ID, I became changing all of that, both on the internet and down.
Coming neat and the instant liberation it brought me personally made me wonder concerning the more youthful people (men and women) and simply once the age-denying begins within their online world that is dating.