Grannies for dating
“You just weren’t into him.” When it comes to dating, most twentysomethings want to leave their family — and their advice — out of it. Heartbroken over the end of a four-year relationship, the lower East Side resident, now 26, decided to jump into online dating — and managed to convince her granny to give it a try as well. He just wasn’t marriage material, Granny suggested.There was the man so shy he could barely speak, and a smug, self-professed “globetrotter” who had barely traveled and insulted her job at the time, being a cocktail waitress.
“The problem for older people online-dating is that the pool for single older men is so small, and she went through a good number of them in her area,” via online dating, laughs Stollak.And Gail says it was about time to open up about the good stuff.“She was getting older, and I thought she’d understand better,” Granny says.The two have engaged in a romantic, physical relationship ever since, and are happily dating as each brings something unique to the relationship.At three times Jones’ age, Mc Cool is already a great grandmother, but Jones finds her lines, wrinkles, platinum hair and natural hanging neck skin attractive.Jones says he offers older women a different kind of experience than they’re used to with adventure and funs things to do.
Likewise, Mc Cool says dating somebody younger makes her feel alive again.
“We were wasting time wallowing on the sidelines,” Stollak writes. Six weeks later, she was pregnant, and two years after that her husband admitted cheating on her.
“We had to face the fact that neither of us were getting any younger or doing anything productive for our love lives.” Coming off a long-term relationship, Stollak wanted to get over her ex but also felt she needed “practice dating.” “What do you say on a first date? Then her hubby’s co-worker caught her eye across the table at a dinner.
Never date cheap guys, her granddaughter concluded.
Online dating wasn’t easy for either of them — but over the past two years the pair did wind up finding love, at least in the relationship they developed with each other. “In the process of me trying to convince her, she said, ‘Okay, but you do it too,’” granny says.
“The most common [criticism] is that I’m a vulture,” says Jones. I hear that all the time, but it’s not true at all.