One guy I dated on and off I dubbed “Copperfield” (as in magician David Copperfield), as he'd disappear for weeks at a time between dates.
I also had more than one man my age ask if I’d like to enter into a “friends with benefits” arrangement. My prospects were drying up rapidly and I was getting increasingly discouraged, I was still poking around on Tinder and Match when my best girlfriend told me about a guy. I dated one when I was in my early 20s and he’s still one of my best friends.
He and I met soon after and were instantly attracted. Until I'm no longer happy in this relationship (if that even happens), I'm going to enjoy every moment.
It took us a few months to actually start dating –- I was still trying to make it work with guys my own age and he had other pursuits for a while as well. You know, I could go on and on about the whole double standard thing -– but you and I both know that’s not going to change anytime soon and I feel like talking about it is just a waste of breath.
I guess you can say I’m in the throes of a major midlife crisis.