Dating in your 40's (or any age)...It's a Jungle out there!

@dlkuku (1936)
United States
February 9, 2013 9:35pm CST
I don't know why, but after my divorce, I seemed to have attracted all the weirdos and psychos. Not to mention losers, users, liars and drunks. And one Narcissist, who claimed all his exes were Narcissistic Psychos. First lesson, if someone tells you that...don't walk, RUN. There is just one common denominator there, him. I have a few horror stories now, I am interested to hear others. But first, there was Mr. Fist Bump. Who was drunk when I met him for dinner, then he downed four captain and cokes (doubles) in less than an hour. He talked about his ex wife, ad nauseum. Repeating the phrase, "She cheated, and I thought we had a good marriage." THEN, every few minutes he would look at me, say, "You're awesome!" then hold out his clenched fist for a fist bump. Really? Needless to say that was our one and only date. Then there was the one, I can't even come up with an appropriate nickname for him because he was just so bizarre. He starts off telling me how he saw a psychiatrist for over ten years, and it didn't help so he quit. He needs to go back. Here's why... He then proceeded to make a what he thought a sexy face at me and said, "You are so adorable, I just want to cut your feet off and take you home and put you in my closet." "Nuff said, I was out of there FAST! By the time I met my now boyfriend, I had totally given up on dating. If this was what was out there, I wanted no parts of it. And believe me, my boyfriend had to work hard to get me. So what's your story?
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• United States
10 Feb 13
I am glad you ended up finding a man you could love and trust. I know it is hard and the world is not safe like it was back when I was growing up. well,it was a lot safer than now any ways.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
10 Feb 13
I spent 30 years of my life married, so jumping into dating was a total shock. I expected men, especially middle aged men to be well, more...mannerly? Gentlemen? Well, I am not so naive now lol
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
10 Feb 13
I'm sorry I imagine it could be. Many people marry because 'it is time' or something so maybe many at 40 might be taken. Again to date when people are older maybe it takes patience, and many again don't have.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
10 Feb 13
Well, I am out of the dating scene, it wasn't fun or exciting at all. I am happy I found someone, and we started as friends, I think that's the best way.