Grandad Gets Ready For First Date In Years, Gets Stood Up


A 73-year-old grandad, armed with eight roses and his best jumper, embarked on his first date in a long time.

Jim was excited to meet a woman he had met on and drove for 45 minutes to the restaurant.

Then, the worst thing ever happened. His high spirits and romance was met with absence.


That’s right, the woman never showed up, and she has a lot of angry people on Twitter to answer to.

Deflated after facing a no show, Jim sought refuge in his 16-year-old grand daughter Gabby who comforted him and posted the heart-breaking story to Twitter.

Gabby Foresta said to the Metro:

My grandpa and I are very close and we talk about dating quite a lot since he’s been looking for a companion for a while now.

My grandpa was really sad considering he has never been stood up before, so he immediately came over to my house to talk to me and my mom about it.

We instantly comforted him because being stood up can be very hurtful.

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Twitter lost faith in humanity at the sight of Jim’s hopeful face, branding the woman ‘not good enough’ and encouraging him to carry on looking.

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It seems it won’t be long before Jim gets another date…

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Many people on Twitter ‘just wanna talk’ to the woman.

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Gabby said:

My grandpa and I and our whole family is thrilled over the feedback he is receiving.

He really appreciates all the positivity and sincere comments he is getting and over all it really has boosted his confidence and is ready to go on another date.

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After all this attention, no doubt a worthy woman will appreciate his efforts.

Get Jim a date!