This book brought back a lot of memories, not all good ones. I think the dates Sherry Halperin had were not only the kinds of experiences women over 50 have.
I was a lot younger than 50, actually beginning to go back into a far different dating world at 33 than the popular and active one I had left behind at 18 when I got married. (A less than brilliant move on my part now that I think of it. Ahh, if only I had thought of it then!)
My dates varied. Some were disappointing, some were a bit strange and others were downright weird. One odd fellow thought I was the girl who had everything and said he didn't know what to bring me on our first date, so he brought all kinds of anti-mouse items; baits, traps, sprays and killing poisons. I really wasn't the girl who had everything unless three young daughters, a blind dog and a stack of bills count, but I didn't have mice!
One man invited me out for lunch (or so I thought), but instead after we sat down, said, "You can talk to me and watch me eat. I can't afford to pay for a lunch for you. I'm waiting for my mother to die." Really, truly, honestly. He DID tell me that just before I left the restaurant and left him to eat all alone. Do I need to say we did NOT have a second date?
Three different gentlemen asked me to marry them on our first dates. One even laid his paycheck on the table so I could see how much money he made and how well he could support me.
Even if your dating years were awhile ago, I think you will find this book really funny and interesting.