A while ago, me and few blokes were having a beer in the local pub. Those blokes were my best friends from high school. Although this sounds like a plot from the film The World’s end, it’s not like that. We are still good friends. Anyway, we were sitting talking about how Leicester could win The Premier League, how our teams that we support disappointed us. Most of us said that Rooney could only make the bench and how Kane and Vardy must start for England. Stubborn Don had to say that we needed Rooney’s experience, but after few minutes, he changed his mind. Later that evening, we started talking about women. Well, most of us started, because Stubborn Don is married and he had to go home early. After the sixth pint, Jamie, also known as a quiet one, had to share with us something. He said: ”Guys, we know each other for decades, and I would like you to listen to me.” We stopped talking and put our ears up front. He said: ”Guys I am with the older woman.”
None of us were shocked at first – we were asking questions that were rude and that kind of questions I will not post online, but one of the questions were how old was she. He finally said that she was thirty years older than him. Then we were shocked. I tried to listen to Jamie because we always had a good relationship between us, but other were very vocal about this topic. They said they could never fool around with some old lady.
Jamie then tried to tell us that he wasn’t fooling around and that he was dating her. I know I said to myself; hm, granny dating. He also said that she wasn’t the first one and that he had another relationship with an older woman before. Then others said that he was trying to rebound after he left Nancy (his ex-girlfriend) by granny dating. When they used this term, then I realized why we spent so much time together, we started to think alike. So we asked him to tell us why he started dating older women.
Then he told us about problems with Nancy and other younger women. Well, younger than these particular older women. He said that with Nancy and other women of her age, he needed to be more patient. He had some conversations that he didn’t enjoy and going out with her could be more exhausting that he thought it would be. With older women he could do whatever he wanted. They are dating only for fun. They are divorced and sometimes only want a quiet dinner, in which Jamie enjoys a lot. I don’t know if Jamie will fall in love with some of these women but he is having fun with them and that makes him happy, as a matter of a fact, he makes happy these women as well.
We finally went home, and we all started thinking; are we missing something? We are all sure that Harry Kane must start for England at Euros, but we weren’t sure that we could also try dating older women – still everyone choose their path.