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Be Still My Beating Heart! What Happens When You Fall In Love?

Updated on July 21, 2013

Head Over Heels In Love!

Now, my mother always had this saying, it goes like this 'It's the feeling you feel when you get the feeling that you haven't felt before!' Only in my case, it is a feeling that I haven't had for ages and I don't want it thanks. No way. Go away. Never again!

I only went into the Pizza Hut to get, well, a Pizza! That's all. I thought it would be the safest place on earth. Fill my stomach with food, and go on my way. yeah right! You know in those old films when someone is slurping on a Cocktail, dabbing at their chin and then suddenly across the room Adonis suddenly appears, and all thoughts disappear out of your head, the film goes into slow motion and stupid music starts playing? Yeah? Well, I had forgotten about that feeling. You know, That feeling! The trouble was that I wasn't slurping on a Cocktail I was dribbling down my chin. Yep, that's me, Miss Ladylike. It was the Coca Cola's fault. The lid came off just as I was about to tip it up and drink from the lip of it. So there I was, in my old jeans, sitting in the Pizza hut, minding my own business when HE arrived. Now, I don't know if you are aware of this, but if you start feeling a feeling that you haven't felt before, or at least not for a long time, it takes a while for it to sink in. To start with, I thought I had indigestion.

Oh my Beating Heart!
Oh my Beating Heart! | Source

I started looking for the anti peptides or whatever they are called, don't quote me on that, and suddenly I felt something start to flutter in my chest. That's it, I thought, heart attack. I am going to the great Pizza Hut in the sky with Cola down my front. Then my stomach started doing the jig a jag. What the hell? This was swiftly followed by the sweats. Now I recognised these. I have suffered from these for years for one reason or another. Now I was on safe ground. It's my Thyroid playing up! Thank goodness for that.

So I took a deep breath and carried on drinking, well slurping. But for some reason my eyes began to work on their own. I know, they do anyway, but bare with me. I found myself looking at Him behind the counter. He worked there obviously, unless he was going to nick something from the till. I tried to drag my eyes away, honestly, but for some reason they didn't want to go. Like a great big mechanical machine that has not be oiled in years, my brain started to creak into Notice Him mode. So, I thought, Okay, I will try and be scientific about this. What was it about him that my body decided to betray me for? I trusted my brain not to start acting like a stupid fifteen year old. Obviously something had gone wrong with my synapses. They were firing for the wrong reason. Maybe I needed a tablet. Yes, that was it.

Blame it on the Indigestion!
Blame it on the Indigestion!

You know those Piano keys or Harp strings?

He was nice looking, I will give him that. But then again, so were a lot of men. He had a great accent, Spanish I think. But most of all, and Oh dear, God give me strength, he was about 30 years old! Great! Now my brain is regressing. This aint going nowhere is it? How could I like someone twenty years younger than me? Then a little voice, (Traitor!) whispered in my head. Well, you always went for the younger man! YES I KNOW! I screamed back in my head, but that was then, not now! Okay, I can handle this, I thought. I only come in here once a week. He must be new, or maybe he is just filling in for someone. DON'T PANIC! I took a deep breath and carried on drinking. What is the problem? He is never going to look at me anyway. But tell that to my brain will ya.

I quickly finished up and headed for the door. Outside I took a deep breath and legged it to the next shop. What the hell was that? My brain felt all funny, dizzy I suppose. It reminded me of when you pluck a harp string that hasn't been twanged for years. It has gone a bit stiff and if it could feel anything, it would probably hurt it. That was what my brain felt like. The synapse that carried the memory of attraction hadn't been twanged for so many years it actually hurt! Seriously! It gave me a headache! Ho Hum!

Blame it on the Brain Chemicals

So what was it about him? Brain chemicals? Hormones? WHAT? I see men every day, and even if I think they are nice looking, it doesn't do a thing for me. I have made sure of that. I am borg. You will be assimilated. Sorry I am a trekkie nurd. But it is true. I have turned into a borg. Deliberately. I don't want to feel anything for anybody. I have trained myself not to want any other man. After my marriage went skew up, I went out with loads and all it did was give me a headache. I am not good with men. I turn into a blithering idiot when I fancy someone. I thought age would help that. Yeah right! That worked! I go bright red, like a traffic light stuck on go, my mouth forgets how to pronounce words, and I end up sounding like a Dalek on meths, yep, I like Doctor Who too, and my legs go all wibbly wobbly. This is great when you are sixteen, but not my age! Oh, and I forget what I was saying! Which does help sometimes when I am talking crap. So it must be brain chemicals. They are trying to do something to me, and I am not having it. I won't go to the Pizza Hut again.

Gibbering Wreck!
Gibbering Wreck!

Oh Yeah, That Worked!

But I did. Several times in fact. And he is always there. In fact we have got quite friendly now. Well he has, I just dribble. I was eating my pizza the other day, and he came and sat at the table with me! Well, you can imagine how that went! My pizza suddenly started tasting like cardboard, and my teeth decided to give up chewing. I tried to have a conversation. Honestly I did. But I ended up gurning in all the right places. He must have thought I was let out of an asylum on a weekend pass. I did nod in all the right places, but luckily I don't think he noticed anything untoward as he kept talking anyway. Why did he come and sit with me? DOES HE KNOW? Oh for goodness sake! Don't panic, perhaps he thinks I look like his mum or something.....!

Anyway, up to date. Today I went back into the Pizza Hut and He was there. He came over and served me, chatted away, and took my order. I shuffled over to a table and took out a newspaper. Squinting at the words, I wear contact lenses, they are great for seeing The Sea of Tranquility on the moon, but up close everything goes blurry. So, as I was saying, I was peering at the words, hoping that the paper was the right way up, when all of a sudden His arm appeared around me and placed my take out on the table! I nearly fainted! Silly old cow! So thanking him with a grimace, told you my face went funny did I? Yeah? good, I got up, grabbed the take out, stuffed the paper in my bag and headed for the door. As I left, I heard a voice say, 'See you soon, I hope'.

Turning, I noticed Him smiling at me from across the counter. His face dimpled with gorgeous, well, dimples. But there was one thing I noticed. He had pink cheeks. He was blushing!

He couldn't could he? I mean, did he.......?

No, don't be stupid...............!

Final Word I Promise!

Do chemical reactions in the fancying thingy way work both ways? Do I fancy him because he feels something too? Or is he just reacting on a subconcious level because he feels it from me? Trust me to start analysing the bloody thing! Well, who knows. I will just dream, and keep it that way!


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    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Thanks Eiddwen!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      10 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful,brilliant etc.

      Thank you so much for sharing your great talent with us on here.

      Take care my friend,


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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, I will just stick to the past life idea! ha ha such is life!

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      Joanna McKenna 

      10 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I just found this particular hub and am still laughing! Partly because I had the same reaction to Daughter #3's first boyfriend. They were in Air Force ROTC together, so I tried to blame it on the uniform. Or my appreciation of molecules arranged "just so" like a statue by Michelangelo (none of which had bedroom blue eyes, btw). But my brain would turn to mush and all the synapses would start firing when he'd show up in civvies too. Totally pathetic...but a *good* feeling none the less!

      You wrote this 7 months ago, so I really, truly do NOT want an update. I'd rather believe you and Pizza Guy are living in lustful bliss. If not, I hope you had the good sense to imagine you did and write a super-steamy page-turner!

      That said, it's also possible you and Pizza Guy knew each other - really well! - in a past life. ;D

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, amy, I think I have just lost my nerve! ha ha but I will give it a try! thanks nell

      Hi, mwatkins, if I can actually get up the nerve I am going for it! hee hee thanks again nell

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      10 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      He fancies you, Nell. Don't tease yourself with what you will do tomorrow - Walk in there today, enjoy it for what it is - a flirtation - and ask him if he'd be interested in helping you do some volunteer work at the local mission. I know - that's NOT sexy, but you won't feel like a fool for asking and you'll both not only be helping others, but getting a chance to know if you'd like to make more out of it. Don't wait for tomorrow. Go today. Sexy will come if it is meant to be, but you'll never know if you don't find out - Go Now, TODAY!!! ;-) My favorite pickup line was, "I'll bet you have somebody REALLY SPECIAL looking after you, don't you?" My answer - "I sure do! It's ME! GO NOW!

    • amybradley77 profile image


      10 years ago

      What a great story, I think that we are going to start seeing more and more of this, to the point that people will just grow used to the fact that, yes younger men and older woman can and do work as couples. This, was a very cute and funny story, I just had to through in my thoughts there too, thank you. A.B.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      HI, hubpageswriter, ha ha thanks! I just thought the whole situation was really funny, thank goodness for humour! cheers nell

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      10 years ago

      I love this. You can really do humor well and let's just say humor looks good on you Nell. Super hub up, all 4 ups. It's good to know that you can't be bothered with it anymore and the stuffs we say in our brains. LOL!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, michael, it was funny! the thing is a few years ago, I used to go out with whoever and be totally fine, but after certain situations in my marriage, I thought, what the heck, I can't be bothered any more! ha ha oh well, never mind! thanks again nell

      Hi, Angela, I know, what a cheek! ha ha but I am in control of the feelings now,......Um!

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      10 years ago

      This is such a good hub Nell, seriously, experience like this makes one happy and sad at the same time. I should probabply say happy and mad ( mad at someone who shows up and disturbs our everyday boring life )

      Good for you!

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      michael ely 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      Hi Nell, Great Hub. I liked all the descriptions of yourself in some sort of meltdown. Very funny. Michael.

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, No_Clue, lol thanks so much! It was a shock, I must admit! hee hee thanks so much nell

    • No_Clue profile image


      10 years ago

      Wat a deliciously delightful read this was! I don't know how old you are, but I've been "over the hill" for awhile now...and dream of that giddy feeling! You gave me hope, you did! Your writing style reminds me of Erma Bombeck"s style and I loved her humor! The best of luck to you!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Melinda, thanks for reading it, I am not sure if it will go anywhere, but I just like the feeling! ha ha it's just nice to know that I can still feel! lol cheers nell

    • msorensson profile image


      10 years ago

      I loved it...Oh.. this is soo fantastic!

      I am so happy for you...

      I can relate..well so to speak..ha ha ha..I love that you have met someone who made you regress to High School. It is great!! Enjoy!!

      Oh.. finally I know what that phrase means..Be still my

      Much love, Melinda

    • Nell Rose profile imageAUTHOR

      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Audrey, I know what you mean! it tends to happen in every aspect of my life! ha ha I am just a what is it Americans call it? A klutz! ha ha

      Hi, pmccray, ha ha is he all right? how funny! thanks so much, I get these funny moments, but soon return to normal! well, sometimes...! lol thanks again nell

      Hi, Green Lotus, No! Oh my goodness! can you imagine if he was a fan? I would be so embarrassed I would never go in there again! I have regressed to teen hood where he is concerned, pathetic I know, but I can't help it! lol thanks so much nell

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      10 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Nell I love your story, told so well that I have been vicariously transported onto your cloud! There have been a few tv shows lately touting the merits of dating an older woman, you know. I believe it's something every young man dreams of so he must be on cloud nine too! Good thing this fellow works in the Pizza Hut instead of the jewelry store :) Have fun! (hope he's not coincidentally one of your fans here OMG :O

    • pmccray profile image


      10 years ago from Utah

      Nell Rose you're the greatest writer ever! I know my hubby is probably wondering what's happened to me. He's waiting for me in the garage with the car running (hope he doesn't keel over from carbon monoxide poisoning).

      I was shutting down my computer and eyed the title of your hub, after the first paragraph no way was I going to stop reading. This was truly hilarious and adorable. I can tell already it's going to be a hell of a great New Year with you on Hubpages.

      Voted up, marked funny and definitely shared!!!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      10 years ago from Washington

      Cute, Nell! That must be it!! I never thought of all those brain chemicals and I certainly must be having too many because I sometimes think 'how did I think that was a GOOD idea?' Not so much where men are concerned but othr 'escapades' in my life!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      HI, 2uesday, thanks so much! I hope there is another installment! ha ha cheers nell

      Hi, Micky, I hope so! lol thanks again, nell

      Hi, Freya, ha ha love it! pheromone attack! I was so nervous! thanks again nell

      Hi, Tina, still working on the update! hee hee thanks again

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      10 years ago from USA

      Hey Nell. had to stop back for an update. Lol

      You are going to have an update right???

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      Freya Cesare 

      10 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Yeehaaa! Our Beautiful Nell got pheromone attack! LOL

      Don't forget to write the update when you finally found the answer of your own question, dear. I might not have any answer for you, but unless I will always be loyal supporter. ^_^

      "No way. Go away. Never again!" I can imagine your face when you thought those words. Hahahahaha! Great story, dear! Hug and kisses.

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      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      A pizza and love to go!

    • 2uesday profile image


      10 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this Nell, it made me smile, which leads me to what I was about to say - that I bet yours is

      the nicest smile he sees all day. Looking forward to the next instalment if you decide to share it here. Thanks.

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Christopher, Twitterpaited! ha ha love it! I am going to use that all the time now! thanks again nell

      Hi, Polly, lol have you done that too? I think I have probably done it all! lol cheers nell

      Hi, carolina muscle, let's shout it out, I still FEEL! yeah! ha ha ha ha

      Hi, Merlin, Ah Bless! you know what they say? there is someone for everyone out there! trouble is in my case, they are usually the other side of the world these days! ha ha

      Hi, Loveslove, and that's what it is all about! isn't it? true love is better than anything else, thanks so much, nell

      Hi, Hello hello, thanks for reading it, I just like to make people laugh, I find everything like this funny, but not just at the time! hee hee

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      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      Wow, you certainly have a fan club and you deserve it. I loved reading this and had such a good giggle at your expense. You have such an unique and entertaining style writing. Fantastic. Happy New Year and don't do what I am not doing hahaha

    • Loveslove profile image


      10 years ago from England

      I feel and have a wonderful relationship with 'AN OLD FART ' WE ARE BOTH 63..THE FEELINGS DONT GO AWAY EVEN WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE PAST IT ..x

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      Merlin Fraser 

      10 years ago from Cotswold Hills

      Hi Nell,

      Don't feel too bad about these feelings... you ain't alone. With your super duper contact lenses instead of looking at the moon look more closely at the faces of older guys.

      Look for the tell tale four small indentations in their cheeks; a dead giveaway that they have stabbed themselves with a fork while eating as their eyes follow a good looking lady...

      The sexual urges never die, or at least I hope they don't and we all feel like a 30 year old now and again trouble is where do you find one that wants to feel an Old Fart ???

      Keep up the good work....

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      carolina muscle 

      10 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Lets hear it for that feeling !!!! YAY!! Nice job!

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      10 years ago from US

      Yeah all you apparent single people can tell all, too bad you didn't stick the straw up your kidding since I have about done that a time or two! Great read. Take care.

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      Christopher Price 

      10 years ago from Vermont, USA

      Oh Nell, you surely made me chuckle.

      The strongest cocktails are the ones our brains concoct when we are in the presence of a member of the opposite sex and something just clicks...then we're shaken AND stirred!

      "Twitterpaited", that's what you were...and all the better for it I'm sure.

      Good luck on your Pizza Hut diet. Let us know if your new friend slips you a little pepperoni on the side! LOL


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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Martie, yes, that feeling doesn't stay around for long! ha ha I might just go for it!

      hi, Antoine, ha ha it looks like I will be eating a lot of pizza! thanks again

      Hi, Ruby, this is mainly a hub written to laugh at myself for being such a coward! ha ha but you never know, I might just give it a try! thanks again nell

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Ashantina, Oh I probably will! ha ha the thing is with me, is that after the initial Oh my goodness! I usually dress myself up and satchay in, put on my best smile and just ask him to come to my cave! ha ha ha that was a quote from Cher! maybe I will......

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      10 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can't stop laughing long enough to comment but i'll try. This is one of your very best.I could see you sitting there in the booth with coke running down your chin.Nell! sounds like he's interested,give it a try,why not? and just think,pizza the rest of your life,what could be better?


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      Antoine Van Hove 

      10 years ago

      Just go for it, Nell!

      And don't you dare have second thoughts on it! OK?

      Everybody we meet is a projection of ourselve. You created this yourself, and now you'd feel guilty about it and/or not believe it is happening?

      Why? Because it doesn't fall into the usual patterns we call "normal".

      So, where is the problem, could be the problem, else but only in your mind?

      My goodness! What are you still doing here?

      Get yourself a pizza. Or a salad (I think of your health here!) as long if it is in Pizza hut!

      And enjoy!

      While eating both: The salad, AND...


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      Martie Coetser 

      10 years ago from South Africa

      Don’t forget about those pheromones of yours. He is probably feeling/smelling/hearing it. Lol! Indeed this ‘love at first sight’ is a chemical thing. You cannot control it. But don’t even try. It is very-very good for your heath. Rejuvenating, you will loose weight, become and feel sexy again, you will have lots of energy, worldly issues will not bother you, et cetera. Enjoy, enjoy.... it will disappear the moment you see the guy’s feet of clay. Have fun! Gosh, it may be your last opportunity to enjoy that awesome fEeLiNgS :))))

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      10 years ago

      This is what life is all about.. Enjoy it (or him, lol) to the max girl!!

      I can't wait for pt2!!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Peggy, nice to see you, it certainly has got me thinking! lol I may just try and see where it goes! thanks

      Hi, daravuthz, thanks so much as always, nell

      Hi, SilentReed, I have got so used to ignoring my feelings that it does seem a bit strange! lol thanks

      Hi, Erin, ha ha you have got it planned out for me! I will go and check out my angel cards, see what they say! thanks so much, and for the laugh!

      Hi DoorMatt, ha ha thought you might like the Dalek thing! hee hee I will do as I am told and try to do the flirty thing! lol thanks

      Hi, sligo, it was just a bit of fun, and I thought it was so funny, I just had to write it down! ha ha

      Hi, Cindy, thanks for dropping by, hope it made you laugh! thanks

      Hi, Ingenira, that's it exactly! I had forgotten how much fun it felt! thanks

      Hi, Tina, I feel like that! ha ha how pathetic is that? oh well, go with the flow! thanks

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      10 years ago from USA

      Nell, Are you going to let us know what happens. lol

      Very funny. You sound like a school girl with her first crush. lol

    • Ingenira profile image


      10 years ago

      It was fun reading this.

      Life is much more fun and beautiful with this "chemistry" thing, isn't it ? At times, it's just nice to have it lingering in our head.

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      Cindy Phillips 

      10 years ago

      Great read, Nell. I love your stuff.

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      10 years ago from east of the equator

      It's a great thing to feel alive. We try to control ourselves until our selves control us. This is an honest piece of work that seems to have written itself, but I know better. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the pie.

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      10 years ago

      I am dieing laughing at Daleks on meth. HAHAHAA really funny. I always get "guinea pig laugh" like high squeaky giggles, but its not like normal laughing, the sound happens when I breath in. well..gasp for air is more like it...anyway...I guess it just goes to show brains will not allow themselves to be switched of forever. And even if you avoid the heartbreak, life as a borg leaves you missing out on a lot of good stuff. Happy flirting Nell!!

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      Erin LeFey 

      10 years ago from Maryland

      Nell, I think its just LOVELY!!! You need a distraction in your life and something to make you smile! I think you need to go on a pizza diet - (all you eat is pizza or pizza like food everyday - their breadsticks are great - oh and the salad is awesome) and maybe even start taking some books there or studying there. Maybe some tarot books and then mention that you do readings. I think you can take it from there. Hey, I'm just saying... Life is meant to be enjoyed! We take our happiness where we can. The world is far too uptight and serious all the time - and there are far too many things trying to weigh us down. When in doubt, consult the fairies - that's what I'd do.

    • SilentReed profile image


      10 years ago from Philippines

      Ah,Valentine comes early for you.Don't try to rationalize it.Trust your feelings.In affairs of the heart they are a better judge than the intellectual mind.

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      10 years ago from Cambodia

      Hi Nell Rose, you had done nice work. Its very interesting and nice. I impresses about your hub. Really its wonderful.

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Good luck Nell. At least you know the juices are still flowing! Whether it is infatuation or love...nice feelings and enjoy them to the fullest.

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Enlydia, Ooh I hope so! ha ha thanks so much for reading it, cheers nell

      Hi, ahostage, ha ha sorry, I didn't get what you meant! Ooh I would love to disect it! well, maybe not, but somebody has to have the answer! Your a nurse, can't you go investigate? ha ha ha ha

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, christopher, flirt with him? me? is that before I pass out or after? ha ha ha ha okay, I will try! I was never much good at it, so here goes!

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      Mrs Roussou 

      10 years ago

      Haha! No, Nell, I know the feeling, I would die to know what the feeling is made of! Why and how it happens in the brain. The way you can't really dissect it, or study it to much, because of how otherworldly it is. But I just wanna know...why??? and how??

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Rhonda, thanks for reading it, I went back today.....! ha ha but sadly I only saw him coming in the door! never mind!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, kirutaye, ha ha I am glad you found it funny! it was at the time, well afterwards.....! hee hee thanks again nell

      Hi, James, you see? it may get the machinery groaning as it needs oiling, but the good ol' feeling still works! lol

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Chris, that's me, a Cougar! ha ha I may just get the nerve yet! well, maybe not!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, JustSilvie, you are right there! I used to date younger guys, but I think this one is a bit too young! but then again maybe I need to find out his age!.... ha ha

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, ahostage, oh you will know it when it hits you! ha ha I used to do that too, check them out I mean! maybe this is my body's way of telling me to start doing it again! thanks as always nell

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      Enlydia Listener 

      10 years ago from trailer in the country

      Nell, it is great that those chemicals are still working inside of you...I take it as a good sign.

      I also think you are quite attractive, so no wonder he was may just be some awesome chemistry.

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      Christopher Antony Meade 

      10 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

      I reckon he fancies you Nell. Try flirting with him next time, and see how it goes.

      Keep us posted.

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      Rhonda Musch 

      10 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      Wow. Nell what a great read. I think you have gone cougar.LOL. This was outstanding and truly enjoyed. If you go back, grab me a piece of pizza. Happy New Year.

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      James A Watkins 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      I so enjoyed your great story. A few weeks ago I was in a grocery store when around the corner came a woman so stunning . . . my heart leapt into my throat, my whole body tingled, I had to catch my breath. That hadn't happened in quite a while. It really affected me. Even at my age!

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      10 years ago from London, UK

      Hilarious! I loved it. Couldn't help smiling as i read it and hubby kept looking at me wondering what i was smiling at. LOL.

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      10 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California


      You went all Cougar on me...

      Oh, and men looking at women twenty years younger, it's pretty much all we can do!

      I married an older woman (just five years difference), but I'm the one trying to keep up...

      Fun hub

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      10 years ago

      I love this story! And remember no one ever thinks twice when the woman is 20 years younger, why should it not be the same in reverse? *grin*

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      Mrs Roussou 

      10 years ago

      LOL! So great. I objectify men regularly--literally estimating how I think they'd be in bed, whether or not I like them I do this. But whatever that other feeling that goes beyond that and makes you retarded--I would die to know what that feeling is. The why's, the how's. I love this, Nell!

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      Nell Rose 

      10 years ago from England

      Hi, Ivorwen, I just thought it was funny at the time, especially as I got used to it when I was younger, but I have deliberately switched my brain off from it now! thanks for reading, cheers nell

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      10 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      And here I thought you would have some answers! :) I hate it when that happens, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason. It always messes me up when it happens in a store, and I leave without half of the things I came for. What I really don't get is the guy staring back...

      Looking or not, it happens to everyone!


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