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Question....Men...

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Men come up to me when I am out shopping.... just at Fred Meyer or even the dollar store... tell me how attractive I am.... and ask if I am married.....

 

I am not dressed to pick anyone up... just shopping.. married for 40 years.... They are men my age.... ;60 plus.    

 

Is this something older men do to any of you?  It does not bother me... I am just polite and thank them for the complement... and move on. It happened yesterday again. Nice gentleman.... but JUST WHY?

 

  Why do they think it is OK?    I find it a bit creepy.

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Women do the same thing to men...nothing new.

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Same thing happens to me.  Im always surprised.  One gentlemen asked me to make him meatballs..lol.  Another time I was taking a friend to PT and a gentlemen was taking his mom, we were scheduled at the same time and he always wanted to go for coffee.  I think people are just lonely sometimes, and its just nice to be kind.

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@meem120 

 

Happens is right. Never give it thought afterwards. 

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@Sweet_Serenity wrote:

@meem120 

 

Happens is right. Never give it thought afterwards. 


  So it is common.... OK.... that makes me feel less  uncomfortable.  I would NEVER ask such a thing of a total  stranger so to me is is really ODD.

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The grocery store is the best place to meet a nice single person......so the story goes!

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This has never happened to me - hmmm...guess I look "unapproachable!" 

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@SeaMaiden 

 

No my experience isn't yours. In that you said happens often. In my experience twice complimented by strangers. Neither asked me personal questions. 

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Even though I can rock a pretty smile,

my RBF is fairly strong, so...I go about my day

w/out anyone bothering me!

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It happens occasionally- mostly with much older men. I'm in my mid 50s and mostly feel invisible where men are concerned. Imagine my surprise when a young coworker confessed he had a crush on me. I kind of guessed that when he asked me for my hotel room # over and over one night at a conference and then called me in the morning to apologize.

I'm sure that was the last chance I'll have in my lifetime!

Enjoy it when you can get it ladies!!!!