posted Tue, 21 Jun 2005
OK, this is really flattering, if a bit disconcerting.
I tried to set Billy up with a young woman in the accounting department. “She’s your age!” I emailed. “She’s very cute.”
Sometimes a May-December romance can work, when there is true intellectual compatibility.
I asked her if she wanted to be set up. “I have a boyfriend,” she said.
“I’d really be more interested in getting to know you better,” he replied.
So now I have to figure out how to tell a guy who is 13 years younger than I am that I do not want to date him – but in such a way that he is not insulted or hurt – and in a way that we can continue to work together.
This is a rather delicate situation. I have never had to do this before. I welcome advice.
The end of the line
11 months ago