Why would I ever think dating someone 11 years older would work.

9 Dec

Okay okay. It wasn’t that bad. But yeah. It was pretty bad. I should inform everyone that I am a freshly turned 27 year old who has basically given up on having standards when it comes to men. So I try online dating once in a while with low expectations and hope for an entertaining outcome.

I didn’t know he was 37 at first. He originally said 29. He also originally gave me the wrong name. Let’s say I thought this guy’s name was Bob and he’s 29. We didn’t speak much at first but the things we did talk about was amusing. I like amusing. I’m always trying to find something different and fun… He was! Finally I decided to get off this website – it was just too much annoyance for me to deal with. I sent him a message with my number in it and we started texting after that. Texting turned into phone calls…
These weren’t normal phone calls. They were on average 7 hour long phone calls. This is where he decided to tell me his real name is – let’s say Jack and he’s 37. I was bothered but the things he said were so interesting and so funny. I wanted to see what happened. He was just a great time. Something different I thought. We eventually hung out.
He picked me up in his Acura and we drove through Boston laughing. Listening to weird metal music he made and everything so far was fine. We ended up deciding on going to this Irish place; I like Reubens – this works. As soon as he got out of his car it hit me. This guy is just too old for me. He’s basically dressed like my father, limping like my father. What am I doing! We sit down and I finally get to really look at him. He’s not ugly by no means. But he’s definitely 37. We spoke about music and work and friends. Normal things. But the age just kept hitting me. Hair coming out of his white undershirt. Nails unclipped. Limping. Stretching. The way he wiped his face every bite he took. The way he awkwardly joked to the waitress and told her stories from like 10 years ago. I really was just not feeling this. I wanted to go home and have a real stiff drink.
We finally finish and he’s trying to figure out what we should do next and I’m agreeing but he just keeps changing his mind… In my mind I’m screaming to go home. In the car he mentions he’s tired. HERE IS MY CHANCE! So I tell him that we probably shouldn’t do anything else because I don’t want him to be too tired to drive back home. I don’t know if he bought it but he agreed. I thank him and hop out of his car. 3 strong Tom Collins followed.

Maybe this doesn’t seem like the worst thing possible. But it was definitely an experience.

Nicole says: Maybe I’ll try 8 years now


5 Responses to “Why would I ever think dating someone 11 years older would work.”

  1. melissa December 9, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

    at least you can say that you tired!!

    proud of you kid *smacks ass* now hit the showers.

    • My Nomad Life April 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

      37 isn’t that old…but the whole lying about his age/name is kind of strange. Live and learn!

      • nic0lesays April 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

        37 is that old when you’re 11 years younger and not in the mood to date a dude with your father’s body. Bleck. Haha

  2. tbc October 9, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    it’s sad that 37 isnt old to me anymore..i’m thinking of going 11 years older too..i’m 32 and i’m afraid of the grandpa look..but i aint no spring chicken either..but i feel like i am!

    • nic0lesays October 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      It won’t hurt to try! At least you could get a funny story out of it! 🙂 Let me know!

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