Blake’s Advice Column
I am in a real dilemma. I recently became Facebook friends with a guy I used to have a crush on when we were in high school in New York City, and he was also the star quarterback on the football team. He was the cutest guy in school, and I was pretty nice looking too. We’re both are in our fifties now. I haven’t aged too well but he doesn’t know that because both of us only posted our high school pictures on our Facebook profiles. I still really want to meet him, but I am scared and nervous. What do you suggest I do?
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Don’t be nervous. When I went to my 25th high school reunion, almost all of the women that used to be really pretty back in the day, now looked ghastly. So your drastic reduction in your physical appeal is quite common. I always encourage women in their late teens to marry early before they hit that wall, when they can choose from a lot of men. The later they wait in life, the more beers a man needs before they find certain women appealing. As far as the former quarterback is concerned, he obviously didn’t make it to the NFL, or you would already know what he looks like. My guess is, he’s probably some loser that always talks about his pass to impress women. But since he went to school with you in crime ridden New York City, the chances are he’s probably writing to you from a computer in a prison library. And considering the shocking social lives of inmates while in correctional facilities, I wouldn’t be surprised if he became more interested in your brother (if you have one) than you. I hope this helps.