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I know this about men and I know this about me.

December 6, 2019

I was at the place I’m not supposed to be a couple of weeks ago (the casino, aka the Den of Iniquity). Having a double vodka soda (which I’m not supposed to drink), sitting at the edge of the lounge in a nice comfy chair, just people watching through that early euphoric vodka haze.

A nice fellow about my age sat in the lounge chair next to me. I immediately looked at the left ring finger. Married. But friendly. We talked a bit about gambling, then things turned to his unhappy marriage. I wonder, do I have “Yes! I’ll be your confidant!” on my forehead? Alas, it’s a blessing, and as we all know, I have lots to say about just about everything to do with any kind of relationship. But mostly, I listen.

He’s not happy, but staying because he took vows. That would be vows… to God. So that’s about as admirable thing I find in any man, or woman. Doing right. You can’t go wrong doing right.

I steered the conversation to my writing, as I am wont to do, and explained how I write about online dating. I mentioned I get quite a bit of attention from young men specifically because of my age and my size. He responded, “Every man likes Big Girls!”

“What do you mean? Why?” I asked.

“Because they’re easy going, they’re uninhibited and they don’t play games. They’re just happy to go with it,” he said. “And, they’re beautiful.”

I stared at him, blinking in disbelief. Although I don’t know why. I know this about men and I know this about me.

Then he left to find his wife. Because although he might not have wanted to, it was the right thing to do.

Photo by Lethicia Matos on Unsplash

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