Things I Would Say; Not Say; Do and Not Do on a Blind Date With a "Senior Lady"
WHAT IS REALLY WRONG WITH THIS SITUATION?
I want to be serious for a moment. This piece begs for serious thinking. I have one question to ask you and I, and here it is: “What would you do and say if you were going on a blind date with a gorgeous lady who was between 50 and 60 years of age?” Didn’t I tell you that this was serious?
Time was, this type of dating was frowned-upon by a more-conservative society. “Just look, Margaret,” a woman in her 20’s states. “She has to be 52, maybe older. And he looks as if he just crawled out of the cradle.” “This should be against the law, I tell you.” Obviously the lady talking to her friend, “Margaret,” is close-minded and lacking of the understanding necessary to form an intelligent opinion on this matter.
WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH A "SENIOR LADY" SEEING A YOUNGER MAN?
Matter? What matter? An older woman and younger man is not a matter. War with a Middle Eastern country is a “matter.” Let’s keep a clear focus on what is in front of us. To me, it is just a “matter” of a younger man admiring a lady, or in 2014, a “senior lady,” and finding pleasure by dating her and sharing her company with him. No harm. No fowl.
But when “I” am put “on the spot” when asked this faded, once-controversial question, I instantly have to do some preparation work and design for myself, a few personal lists to guide me through this sensitive area, and give it this name . . .
Things I Would Say; Not Say; Do and Not Do on a Blind Date with a “Senior Lady”
Things That I Would Not Say to My “Senior Lady” Blind Date:
- “Say, you are in great shape. You must use a lot of Geritol.”
- “What time should I bring you home, 9 p.m.?”
- “I love to talk, so I hope you will not doze-off over dinner tonight.”
- “How many facelift’s have you had?”
- “You do not take that many medication’s do you?”
Things That I Would Say to My “Senior Lady” Blind Date:
- “You are so pretty that I think I may be dreaming.”
- “I do hope that you will not feel uncomfortable at my drooling over you.”
- “My knowledge is limited, so do you mind if I just listen to you talk?”
- “I am a bit old-fashioned, so will you be offended at me pulling your chair out for you at dinner?”
- “Beauty is just oozing from your pores.”
Things That I Would Not Do With My “Senior Lady” Blind Date:
- Everywhere I go with my “Senior Lady” blind date, bellow, “Look folks! She might heave some years on me, but I have learned to not be so choosy.”
- Flirt with every younger woman who I see at this Broadway play we are attending.
- Be so stupid and ill-mannered as to refer to her as, “Granny.”
- Start questioning her if she is monetarily-comfortable.
- Insist that I be given a “Senior Citizens Discount” because I am with a “Senior Lady.”
Things That I Would Do With My “Senior Lady” Blind Date:
- Ask her would she teach me to dance. Not shake and crawl on the floor, but real dancing.
- Talk for hours about poetry, film, theater, if these topics interest her.
- Take a leisurely-walk in a city park filled with beautiful trees.
- Ask if she would mind if I shot some photos of her in this setting with beautiful trees.
- Ask her if I could see her again, and tell her that it is all up to her.
Note: do you think that she would allow me to see her again?