Sometimes a man needs a little encouragement.
He answered the phone roughly, I asked him out for a date.
"What's up? What do you really want?"
"I want to see a movie and I need a date (long pause) and you're paying."
Another long pause."Fine. Sounds good."
I wore a dress, as usual, and was overdressed, as usual. Why, oh why, do so many women insist on being "comfortable" over pretty? So many women were wearing what I would call pajamas. By the way, pretty can be very comfortable. A simple dress, with ballet flats, or cute tennis shoes can be pretty AND comfortable. The best advice I've ever received from an older woman, "Never neglect loveliness." (Lydia Sherman) I also like an older man's perspective too, "When females spend time, effort, and money on clothes and grooming and much time before mirrors, they tend to act more feminine. When they take shortcuts, they appear and act less feminine." (Sir Guy)
I recently ordered this dress online but had it custom made (at no extra cost) for "comfort."
I added sleeves, raised the neckline and lengthened it to accommodate
leggings underneath for a cold day...like today.
We saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It was a cute movie, we laughed quite a bit.
The theme of the film reminded me of that famous quote:
"It's never too late to be who you might have been."
~ George Eliot
Afterwards, we quietly shared a pizza at Fondi's and then went our separate ways.
Nothing's changed, but it is a good beginning.