I’d Walk A Million Miles, for One of Your …uh Smiles!


Last night at dinner with my son and his girlfriend.

Me: So I heard from Prince Liam again. Evidently he was visiting someone this weekend who lives 4 hours away. I just assumed he flew in. Apparently, he drove.   (He lives in Florida now.)

Mike: Don’t go back there. Stay away from that one!

Me: Well, he texted me and wanted to come and see me on the way home.

(Really? He is one of the very few guys I was smitten with. Haven’t seen him in at least 2 years! AND he tells me “She is kicking me out soon.” WTF! No explanation as to who “she” is. That’s just rude. )

Mike: laughing…. Lose this guy!

Anuja: I don’t think anything good will ever come from that guy.

Me: I declined. I didn’t believe him. A guy isn’t gonna drive 4 hours out of his way just to get laid!

Mike: Are you kidding??? OF COURSE HE WILL!

Me: OMG! I love men,  but they can be so stupid sometimes. Four hours? Really? Just for sex?  I must be getting old. I’d be like “meh, I’ll just handle it myself.”

There must be something about spring. In the last two weeks I’ve heard from SIX guys that I haven’t heard from in ages. WTF! It would be flattering if it didn’t feel like they just want to take the “classic car” out of the garage for a spin.

Published by: JB chants

I was contacted by OkCupid a month after signing up, telling me I was in the top 5% response rate and asking my secret. I was stunned. I was in my 50's! Beats me! It's not as though I posted racy photos or I was plagued by blinding beauty! However it served it's purpose,in terms of finding dates,but finding a mate? Not so much. Along the way, I had some pretty nutty encounters, some more lethal than others. While my blog started as a retelling of these amorous tales, it's morphed into a myriad of stories, including many from my time on the planet. They range from working with the amazing Henry Winkler, auditioning for Nadia Boulanger, an attempted assault by one of Al Capone's retired former henchmen, and offering a homeless man (who was also a convicted murderer) a place to stay for the night. While most of this is older material but I'm considering penning epilogues or postmortems from my post pandemic, post #metoo perspective, as well as sharing more. So many stories to tell! Thanks for stopping by! Cheers!

Categories dating over 50, flirtation, hooking up, Humor, nanodating, online dating, post menopausal romance23 Comments

23 thoughts on “I’d Walk A Million Miles, for One of Your …uh Smiles!”

  1. Ha ha! Maybe if Johnny Depp was 4 hours away, and I knew he wanted me, and he had wine in, then maybe. Otherwise, not a chance in hell 😉

      1. I haven’t seen her but we’ve stayed in touch. The drive in question took place about 18 years ago and now we’re both married with kids.

      2. For me, it was a case of “desperate times calling for desperate measures” – like driving 9 hours from Boston to the DC area. Now I’m married so – alas – instances are few and far between. Glad the pas de deux worked out as well as can be expected.

      3. Well – there was more to it than just that. We were actually quite compatible and if things had been different things could have worked out very well. No feelings hurt too badly and we’re very friendly still. We both married people who were local so there’s been no massive travel for those purposes in quite some time.

      4. I don’t think so but I’ll go back and find it as soon as I can. I’m at work now and need to stop procrastinating for awhile. What was the title of the post?

      5. Devin, an incidental New Year’s Eve hookup. He does not read my blog, but knows about the post. He wants to drive 3 hours from a visit again. BTW, I’m flattered that my blog was a distraction! 😉

      6. Ok – I read it and quickly realized that I had, in fact, read it when you first posted it. Is this the same dude?

      7. As much as marriage has its ups and down, I don’t miss the stress of dating one bit. It had its occasional moments of exhilaration and all but I don’t miss the days of the 3 hour drive.

        Today’s my birthday – turned 51. I guess I just don’t have the youthful drive to get excited for such a long nookie drive. I’ll just have to live vicariously through your blog! Keep ’em coming – so to speak. 🙂

      8. Happy Birthday!!! I hear you. I’m happy for you. Meanwhile the one I wish would visit is thousands of miles away and has no plans to. Life goes on. 🙂

      9. Honestly I don’t remember. I think I was poking around in the Freshly Pressed section one day and saw one of your posts. If you have a chance – give mine a look. I run social skills groups with kids and write about that type of stuff.

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