I had sent myself up on a mission to seduce a man who was 26 years older than me. But Brandon wasn’t just older than what I had originally thought, but he was also older than my dad—how humiliating.
I had to get out of the office. Too many things were going through my head. How could I have not seen it? Sure, Brandon took care of himself, but really, to be off by a whole decade? It was unbelievable. To this day I can’t believe he’s really that much older. He worked out, kept himself on a diet, and took all his vitamins. But would that really help someone look that much younger? Apparently so.
It wasn’t so much the age that got to me, but rather the humiliation and embarrassment that I suffered every time I had tried to be flirtatious with this man. Where I thought that Brandon was well experienced, I just didn’t know that he was decades ahead of me in that experience. He had probably left the office laughing to himself as he thought back to the pathetic, young, naïve secretary that was making it a point to flirt with him every time he came in. To say I was mortified would be an understatement; I just wanted to crawl in a hole and never see Brandon again.
The more I dwelled on the 26-year age difference the more I became aware that perhaps I dodged a bullet. Brandon was approaching his 50s—how could I possibly date a man so much older? I started to think of all the things that I would have to deal with. Was he balding? Did he have a hard time getting it up? Erectile dysfunction was the last thing I should’ve been thinking about, but it was always in the back of my mind. What more could be going wrong with him that I didn’t know about?
And that’s when I took the moment to think back to all our conversations. Not once did he ever make a comment about his age. Often times, he just said things like, “Well, when I was your age a long time ago.” But I figured he was exaggerating the 16 years he had on me. Not once did he ever come clean about his real age and it made me wonder, was he hiding it on purpose, or did it just never cross his mind that I was really interested?