I think I might have made a mistake on my first date with Elise, a woman I met on Plenty of Fish. She was smart, funny, blond, and almost looked like her pictures. She was a good listener and I liked her smile. I decided to tell her about my doctor’s appointment that afternoon as a way to share. I thought women liked men who share. I mentioned I had a bad stress test result, an abnormal EKG, combined with a calcium score of over 350. She showed concern. It is concerning. Was that too much sharing? I contacted her for a second date but no word back. I’m a Jewish doctor and a good catch, I thought.
Gail, can you help me out here? Where did I fuck up?
I agree Jewish doctors have always been a great catch so when you have a normal EKG find me on Match.
Women these days are “ixnay” on playing nurse. Which darlin’ it sounds like you need but keep that very hush hush. Personally I like to share a favorite book, or movie, not my vital signs. Save health issues for after the wedding. It’s true women like men who share but not reveal…catch my drift? Don’t blame Elise for not getting back to you, as I’d guess she’s busy sharing your calcium score with her girlfriends. Doc, get on the treadmill, put down the guacamole and chips and take advantage of being a Jewish doctor. Now get out and see a movie so you have something to talk about other than your resting heart rate.
I can only get it up with my 65-year-old girlfriend if I think I’m having sex with the checkout girl at Whole Foods.
Thanks for that piece of advice. My 68-year-old guy is so sound asleep at 8:30 that sometimes I check his pulse. And there’s no waking him up for some hot sex even if I dressed up like Princess Leia from Star Wars.
I love your fantasy idea and it just so happens there is a total hunk of a construction worker renovating my neighbor’s apartment. And to be honest I have become a Peeping Tom. OMG those flat rippling abs send shivers down my spine and other places I forgot about.
Carlos, I say keep yourself and your girlfriend happy but maybe you should also consider checking out in a different line.
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