Let`s Go Round Again, One More Time.

 It`s fair to say that some people have such a good time on the roller coaster of love that they want to do it more than once …..with disastrous results.Not a problem when you`re young, no children and no mortgage it tends to get a bit messy when other factors are involved, namely a second or third marriage.Obviously no-one gets married to get divorced and as we all know there`s quite a high percentage of divorces and I don`t know about you but I must admit I`m a bit wary of getting re-married (to anyone) but that doesn`t seem to deter some people, optimistic or just tunnel vision I`m not sure but let`s consider this.
A guy`s come out of his first marriage and he`s had a couple of kids and he`s late 30`s/early 40`s.
 He then meets someone a few years younger than himself who`s also been married but she has no children. He`s not actually keen to have any more children but his shiny bright new toy has a biological clock ticking away inside, (who`d have thought?) maybe they`ve had a conversation about children and maybe he`s just hoping she`ll eventually go off the idea. Fat chance. After his divorce settlement he`s managed to buy a modest terrace house, but he`s still paying maintenance towards his children, his new girlfriend also has her own house but quite a way from where he lives but it`s not a problem as they don`t live together. Until she gets pregnant and wants “T” to move in with her.So the short drive to work is now going to be a long one but hey, he doesn`t mind as they`re both happy and that`s all that counts right? His children aren`t happy about the new addition but he`s hoping they`ll get used to it.
After a few years of wedded bliss it`s all over and he`s back on POF with a couple of added complications so by the time I meet him he`s not in the best situation. He`s had to sell his house to pay her off and he`s now paying maintenance for the second lot of children. First lot are at Uni so he`ll be paying out a bit for those as well. He`s now in rented accomodation and instead of maybe taking it a bit easier at work he`s having to work harder just to pay the bills. Not exactly an attractive proposition is it? Believe it or not this is quite common, a lot of older 50 plus guys have young children, not for me I`m afraid.
.Having said that though that scenario might still be a better date than this guy.”P” and I exchanged a few messages when he asked me out on a Saturday night.He was going to pick his dream car up which was a Bentley Continental (whatever that is) and he offered to pick me up in it.I must admit I was really tempted but then I had to refuse as I don`t get into a car with someone I don`t know. We made arrangements to meet in town but later in the afternoon he sent me a message. “Sorry I`ll have to cancel, I forgot I`d already asked my ex-neighbour and I was still drunk when I asked you out”. And no….I`ve not heard anything since……

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