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Senior Men Dating Staple: Movies


Senior men love movie dating. All your senior man has to do is navigate with you to the theater. The dark room and the film’s subliminal messages do the work of establishing intimacy.

FIREFLY and I spent two weekends watching movies nonstop at the film festival. Twice we took tea-and-noodle breaks at a Chinese bistro, once we smuggled egg salad sandwiches to our seats, but mostly we drank 16-ounce diet cokes and ate popcorn because we didn’t want to miss anything. We watched action films, love stories, documentaries, and art house films in obscure languages. 

I liked that we shared expenses without making a big deal about it. We both ordered the tickets on line and sometimes I paid and sometimes he did. It seemed natural and the cost of supporting our newly shared movie mania at this event pretty much came out even.

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I love going to the movies with FIREFLY. He smells of Armani and maleness, and the soft sweaters he wears feel good when he leans his shoulder into mine.  Otherwise, it’s like being with an eleven-year-old, because  FIREFLY completely enters the film experience.  He laughs at the funny parts, sighs at the sad parts, and gasps at the unexpected twists of plot. He wiggles, nudges, rubs his hands together in excitement. When the scary parts come, he pats my knee or forearm reassuringly or gives my hand a little squeeze.   


The film festival is over, but we are still movie partners. I have given up saying, “I don’t think I want to see THAT,” because FIREFLY always picks great films. I learn a lot from shows I only see because he drags me to them.  Would I have seen “District 9,” a special effects anti-apartheid fable about aliens in South Africa?  Would I have watched two documentaries about Mohammed Ali in one night?  Would I have cared enough to learn about Anita O’Day’s life and times?  I’m grateful to FIREFLY for sharing his love of film with me, and for the comfort of a protective hand on mine.

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'Senior Men Dating Staple: Movies' have 2 comments

  1. March 23, 2011 @ 2:21 pm ElizAnn

    This is an interesting and unique blog because of the dating gallery. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like it. You have interesting men in your life.

  2. November 10, 2009 @ 11:52 am lovemyjammies

    He sounds great. You should marry him.

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