Clueless Guy: Best Reasons for Dating Him

Clueless Guy

Babs: {surprised} “I’d love to get a bite and catch a movie. I’ve been wanting to see that new one with…”


This is the ice-breaker date. The one Laid Back and Babs never would have enjoyed if Babs was too pissed off to answer the phone. Or if Laid Back, a master procrastinator with a few insecurities about online dating, had never gotten around to calling.

Laid Back is thrilled with himself for having the guts to call Babs back. What’s even better, he knows Babs wouldn’t be waiting for his calls. She’s booked up ahead of time. Unlike him, she has a life. He likes that about her.

Senior Men Won’t Date Senior Women

Babs is glad about a few things too. She’s happy she went out with one or two other men when she didn’t hear from Laid Back. She likes the idea that she was right about Laid Back; he was into her.

He needed a little time.

As for the clueless part? Laid Back is a fast learner.

About the Author

Shirley Goldberg is a nonfiction writer and novelist who began dating late in life much like the main character in her novel, Middleageish. She writes about men and women of a certain age starting over and uses her own dating stories in her fiction. Her friends allow her to steal stories from their meeting-and-mating stories. She’s a former ESL and French teacher who’s lived in Paris, Crete, and Casablanca. Her website offers a humorous look into dating in mid-age and way beyond. She loves comments and feedback from readers.

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