Today I was asked out on a date by a 65 year old guy. That's 30 years older than me and WAY over my dating age range. How do I let him down nicely without hurting his feelings?
Most Helpful Guy
Well Sarah, if you and I blink, we might find ourselves to be his age like it was yesterday. Damn that is going to suck. Damn, damn, damn.
I guess turn him down the same way you would like to be turned down when you are 65. I'd just say no thanks and try not to really mention the age thing.
I kind of liked Harold & Maude, even when I was younger. It was a cool flick. I could do something morbid like that, LOL. Maybe he was just testing if you felt the same? Well, obviously you don't. But I think the thing is here he shouldn't be chastized for trying, because some might actually say yes.
So tell him no, but thanks.2
Most Helpful Girl
If I were in your position, I would probably go with something like this:
I'm really flattered by your interest, but I don't think I'm entirely comfortable with the age difference.
I think that's a pretty nice response, and you'd still be being honest with him.1