It was a snow day, and I was still reeling from my breakup with my older man, Maestro—I was crazy about him, but he wanted to focus on fixing his marriage. I missed him, but I wanted to respect his space and privacy to protect his marriage and his job. It wasn’t easy being in class with him—he was my professor—but we made do. Even though he was focused on his marriage, he still treated me special with gifts here and there, and he continued to do things to help me out financially.
Being cooped up at home, I decided to hop online and check my dating profile. To my surprise, I had multiple messages. I had never done online dating before, but boy was I taken back with all of the responses I got from men of all ages.
My favorite was a 39-year-old man named Brian living 15 minutes away. He messaged me to tell me he loved my eyes and wanted to meet as soon as possible. I lived near a park and decided, why not? I had nothing better to do and he was a handsome guy. I didn’t have a cell phone at that time, so I shot him a message to meet me at the park and checked back 30 minutes later. He agreed to meet me there in an hour. My life would be forever changed from this meeting.
When I arrived with my cold nose and cheeks, covered in snow and sweat, he was sitting there in his pickup truck smiling. Brian motioned for me to sit in the car and warm up. Inside, he had a small bouquet of flowers and an amazing smile. He too, couldn’t believe someone so young would be interested in dating an older man, but he wasn’t about to turn it down or walk away. We hit it off and talked for hours. He was divorced, had children older than me, and friends who would shun him if they knew, but he was just far too intrigued to ignore my profile. He worked in the steel mill and wasn’t by any means rich, but he was financially smart. He didn’t want anything serious and thought we had a good opportunity to have fun.
I didn’t have to think twice. I liked him; there was something intriguing about him that I just couldn’t resist. I said yes, and with that, I had landed my next sugar daddy. But I had no idea what this “fun” relationship would eventually turn into…