Research shows that January is the most popular month for divorce. One of the main reasons is because the holidays are over and people want to start the year with a fresh start. I have been both dumped and the dumper in the month of January, so although not divorce- I was/am part of the “new beginnings” club. (I guess it saves some money in February since you don’t have to splurge on Valentine’s Day gifts that either get eaten (candy) or die (flowers) within 72 hours.
A couple of weeks ago I talked about the dating scene in Louisville and how different it is to date in various age groups. Being 33 years old, I can attract men in their 20s (it makes me feel like a cougar! LOL) and also men in their 40s (I make them feel like they still got it!). But as you know- there’s always a story to tell!
Last year my neck was completely locked. I could move every other body part except my neck. It wouldn’t turn side to side and all I could do was look forward. My physical therapist worked wonders, but I still needed a neck brace to help with the recovery. So, I drove to the Gould’s Medical store in St. Matthews. The people in there were buying motorized wheelchairs, butt cushions etc.. But in a corner was this sharp, attractive Black male. As I looked at the brace section, I felt his shadow approach me. He was in town because his mother was moved out of a nursing home and he was going to care for her at her house. (Very commendable).
Long story, short – information was exchanged. Phone calls were had. A “date” was set up to meet for lunch. We met at Cunningham’s downtown. He was funny, but a little too flashy for me. His phone rings and one of his ‘boys from high school’ is in the area and is going to swing through. Sure, whatever. The friend comes in and sits at our table, supposedly they are still the best of friends. As the two of them are talking, I realize that this guy looks really familiar to me. I just can’t put my finger on it.
Where do I know this man from?
Ah – and then it clicks. I stop their conversation and say, “Aren’t you (name of one of my friends) father?” His eyes grow a little wider. It reminded me of the Snickers commercial “Awkward!”
Moral of that story – there’s nothing wrong with dating someone older than you, just make sure your friends won’t eventually be calling you mama or daddy!
M.Y. February 2010