In your opinion, do May/December (older partner with much younger partner) romances ever work? I think they can work sometimes. An older male and a younger female aren’t so bad, but I tried it with a younger male. I was 50 and he was 24. I found it awkward in several ways. I prefer older men, preferably at least 10 years old than me.
What physical action or gesture do you find romantic? Kissing and holding hands.
What is your idea of a romantic dinner? Seafood since it was always a special meal. Now I have a neighbor who makes me a shrimp dinner at least once or twice a month and we aren’t in a relationship other than friends.
Is ‘love’ a real ‘thing’ or merely a physical chemical response and brain activity pulling our emotional strings? I honestly don’t know because I fall in love after meeting someone for five minutes sometimes. I don’t know them I just fall in love and fantasize about our relationship that is in my mind completely. And I certainly was NOT in love or even felt love for my husband. He’s been gone for 21 years now and he is miserable with his girlfriend and I am poor, but happier. Go figure.
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Thomas said to Ginny, “I am having a vision in my mind of you walking down the aisle to me in a beautiful white wedding gown.”
Ginny felt for his hand and held it tightly. “Thomas you are such a kind person and I love you telling me that you have such lovely visions of me, but you know we have talked about the problem of the cost of the wedding.”
“Ginny please, I know what we have discussed, but I want you to have the wedding of your dreams.”
“My mom doesn’t have much and the bride’s parents are expected to pay for the wedding. I have never met my dad so I doubt he will be paying for anything. So that leaves you, and me, and if your parents want to chip in some to help that would be great. This wedding is going to have to be small. We are going to have to have a very small list of attendees and I know your family is huge which is a problem already. I don’t want to disappoint anyone. Neither one of us can take on another job between school and working we are already tapped out. So we either postpone the wedding now or have a smaller one than we had hoped. And we need to figure out our budget soon and the guest list and we are going to have to have an uncomfortable conversation with your parents about possibly chipping in. It could be their wedding gift to us if that helps.”
“Oh man, I wanted you to have the wedding of your dreams and the dress you constantly point out to me in the wedding magazines. You should be allowed to have that even if we have to live a smaller lifestyle in the beginning until we are out of school and getting paid more.”
“Thomas, the wedding date we picked is coming up. We have to let your priest and church know what date soon. And if we want a reception in a hall we will have to pick that out real soon and put the down payment down. The other option is a small reception held at the church after the wedding, if your church would allow it. I know many of my friends did it that way. Also how many attendants are we going to have? We definitely need a best man and a maid or matron of honor, but the others are extra and we need to make a decision so they are equal. I don’t have a sister so I don’t have to worry about paying for her gown, but you will most likely have your brothers in the wedding to some extent and your family will need tuxes for them all. Plus your dad needs a tux and my mom will need a new dress. You also need a tux.”
“I have a savings account I have been saving in and it is getting pretty big. How about you Ginny? Do you save your income or spend it?”
“Thomas I am a girl and partial to new shoes. I spend a lot of my salary so my savings account is not very big, but from this date forward I will not buy anything that is not absolutely necessary. Including all the new clothes I always buy.”
“Okay we need to set up a budget, talk to your mom, and my parents about what they can contribute and then work from there. I will ask my parents about all the family since we can’t afford to invite them all most likely. They may want to chip in some so we can invite more. I don’t mind a small reception at the church if they allow it and we can wait on the honeymoon if you want to save a little there. Once the wedding is paid off we can start saving for our honeymoon.”
“We might have to push the wedding date out,” Ginny warned him.
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