Dating a man in his 40s
As far as I could tell, Paul had dated a lot since his separation a year ago.
He had a few short term relationships and also went on dates where he made it through 2, 3, or 4 dates before one of them decided it wasn’t going to work.
It was something new to me to have such deep conversations and share such private emotions so soon. I felt like I was connecting with him on an intellectual level and that was comforting.
He asked me out again for the next night which happened to be Valentine’s Day.
We had two dates lined up and I was looking forward to them.
He texted me with interest each day during the week.
He said he thought maybe he was once in love but it was very early on after he separated from his wife.I told myself when starting back on the dating sites that I was going to take the next dating experience slow and not let myself get connected to a guy too quickly. On the second date, Paul asked me over to his place for a couple of hours.We had really deep conversations about life, about our goals, our desires, our past, and our relationship experiences.Then by mid-week, I got a text from him in the middle of my day while I was at work.He said he’s sorry to drop this on me but that a woman he used to date contacted him the day before.