I logged on to the Mature Free and Single website to find yet another email from Paul, I smiled to myself, I had to give him ten out of ten for perseverance I clicked on to his email which simply said “Please meet me for a coffee”.
I must have had 10 emails from Paul since joining the site but if I am honest the fact that he was 8 years younger than myself had stopped me from meeting up with him. Shallow I know but it just felt a little bit strange to me.
I noticed he was online and sent him an instant message asking if he would like to chat. He replied instantly and we began our usual topic on the advantages of women dating younger men. I had to laugh at him he had such a great sense of humor.
I replied back “YAWN!” Which made him laugh. Oh come on he said take a chance you look much younger than your age and I promise that I will try to make myself look older, I will borrow my dad’s cardigan so you won’t feel bad.
Cheeky young whippersnapper I replied laughing to myself. He did not realize how near I had been in the past to accepting a date with him. I had been discussing him only that day at work amongst my work colleagues asking them what they thought about me meeting someone younger.
All the women were saying go for it and said that they envied me and that they were going home to their other halves for yet another evening sat in front of the box watching football. I knew they wouldn’t swap them for anything but it was nice that they encouraged me.
The guys in the office teased me saying that I needed to watch out for these young’ens looking for a cougar. I was snapped out of my thinking when another instant message appeared from Paul saying seriously I would love to meet up with you for a coffee and was I doing anything this weekend suggesting Saturday at a garden centre close to where I lived.
He had obviously been looking on the map to see where was close to me and that impressed me because he lived 30 miles away. I sat and thought for a few minutes I was very tempted, what harm was there in meeting for a coffee.
Before I could think any more I typed the words “Yes why not” and pressed send. Nothing came back and I began to think maybe he had been winding me up all this time when a message pinged back. “Wow” he said, “you have no idea how much you have surprised me saying yes.”
I smiled to myself. Bless him I thought I have given him a shock. We arranged a time to meet and exchanged mobile numbers in case anything changed before the weekend. Then I logged off and went to bed.
I received a text message on my mobile it was from Paul which said. “You have no idea how happy you have made me I can’t wait for Saturday” with a smiley face attached.
I replied with a smiley and turned off the light and snuggled under the covers. I love this online dating role on Saturday.