“I Find You Intimidating In A Good Way…”

I had fun last night. I met a guy who was cute, smart, funny, attentive, and…. was 4 years old when I lost my viginity. Seriously! Every guy in the bar was older than me EXCEPT him. Yet, he’s the only one who was talking to me. I have to revisit the pheromone  issue from two posts ago. Clearly I give off a scent.

Or perhaps I’m intimidating and guys my age and older think that’s a bad thing and guys who are younger think it’s a good thing. Let me explain.

At the end of the night when he hadn’t yet asked for my number, but wanted to feel me out, he got really close and said, “I find you intimidating… in a good way. Do you know what I mean?”

I did know what he meant, but I didn’t say it to his face. What he meant was, I hadn’t given him reason to believe I was going to fall at his feet the way other girls must. By “intimidating” he really meant confident and elusive. And by “in a good way” he meant that he didn’t think I was in the bag and he likes a challenge.

This guy is more than a decade younger than me.  I’m not interested.  So there’s no challenge.. it’s just a NO. I am committed to looking for a relationship and that large of an age gap is not the start of one.  Besides, he doesn’t come with kids and I want a guy who comes with kids.

Even though I’ve had some pretty large age gaps, I had a big reality check last week.  I was at my book club meeting where I go monthly to meet chicks, and I met a really cool one. She just happened to be 14 years older than me. Beautiful, well dressed, likes to go out, which is fine because she’s a chick and therefore I have no interest in dating. The reality check was how despite her being beautiful and hip, she still seemed much older than me, and it made me wonder, how do I seem to these guys who are in there twenties?

Don’t answer that! I really don’t want to know. Granted many of the younger guys I’ve been with have told me how old they thought I was and they were always off by at least 8 years, but still. I mean Pierce Brosnan is 58 and he is frickin handsome… but I look at him and think he is too old to date (ignoring the fact that he’s married to make a point). Even when I was in my 20s and he was in his 40s and I met him through one of my jobs. He was so handsome, but still, in my opinion too old!

Back to The Princess Bride… I call him that because he told a really funny story about when he was a kid he would watch Princess Bride while “taking care of himself” playing and rewinding over and over again Buttercup’s line “Oh my sweet Westley.” That’s his name. I know, I don’t usually use names, but the story was hilarious, so I must give credit where credit is due.

Unfortunately my sweet Wesley, this Buttercup does not desire to be captured or saved by an adorable youngster. So alas, I bid you farewell.



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2 Responses to “I Find You Intimidating In A Good Way…”

  1. Page Turner says:

    I so don’t know how to feel about this. The Princess Bride, dude, you can’t go there can you? After giving it thought I’m convinced this guy has decided that telling “chicks” this story about “taking care of himself” while watching The Princess Bride would win him points for romance or something because while I know plenty of guys who LOVE The Princess Bride I do NOT know many guys who find the whole thing very sexual? I do however know a few guys who would turn it into a weird creepy pick up gimmick, what do you think? I’ll have to ask my husband about this one, (we began our wedding with the wedding speech from The Princess Bride. My baby brother – yes that one, the one that seems WAY to young to have been ordained to marry us ; ) – did it with the accent and everything.) … Mawage …

    • He soiled your beautiful movie didn’t he… That said, Robin Wright was a beauty and he was a young kid, AND he didn’t actually bring it up, the girl I was there with made a joke about that line when she heard his name and he confessed rather sheepishly the story, and turned bright red when we both broke out in hysterics. I don’t know that he’ll be telling that story again.

      Beginning your wedding with that speech is classic by the way!

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