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OldScallop Tue 14-Dec-21 00:25:19

Out for a rare fine dining treat with DH. Having a lovely evening.

Me (73) 'How lovely to be out having a great time with an attractive older man.'

Him (71) 'Yes, and I'm quite sure lots of younger women still find me really attractive.'

VANECAM Tue 14-Dec-21 01:23:22

Where’s the problem? Gender specific maybe?
Surely lots of younger men would also find him attractive too.
I like confident men.

Aveline Tue 14-Dec-21 07:00:56

Not so keen on thoughtless ones!

FannyCornforth Tue 14-Dec-21 07:07:48

I think that your husband may have been responding to the fact that you referred to him as an ‘older man’.
It was you who bought age into the equation.
I hope that you don’t mind me saying, but I think it was quite an odd thing to say to one’s husband in the first place.
Or was it tongue in cheek?

Aldom Tue 14-Dec-21 07:18:21

To me, as I read OP's remark, I thought she was paying her DH a compliment. I can just imagine her sitting opposite her husband, smiling and expressing her pleasure at being out for a lovely meal with 'an attractive, older man'. It's to be noted that OP is a couple of years older than her husband. So also a bit 'tongue in cheek'. smile

FannyCornforth Tue 14-Dec-21 07:25:54

Yes Aldom, I know what you mean.
If it was tongue in cheek (what an odd expression that is!) then perhaps her husband was responding in kind.
OP, I wouldn’t take offence, unless of course, he has form for going on about’younger women’.

DanniRae Tue 14-Dec-21 07:27:01

Surely she was flirting with him? He just didn't realise!! hmm

MissAdventure Tue 14-Dec-21 07:43:54

Great username oldscallop smile

Oopsadaisy1 Tue 14-Dec-21 07:50:04

I think he was responding to the word ‘older’ .
Attractive is a compliment ‘ older’ not so much.

Shelflife Tue 14-Dec-21 08:07:42

Of course it was tongue in cheek!

Lucca Tue 14-Dec-21 08:46:52

Don’t get it, given she’s older than he is???