Recently I got out of a year long relationship. (And you can see exactly with your own eyes how I’m coping with that here). I think for my next relationship, and there will be a next relationship, just like there will be blood, I should date someone who is at least 50.
Someone who isn’t really sure how to log into anything online. Someone who likes to spend money because they have lots of it. Someone who has grandkids. You know, that type of person. Here are my top ten old people I’d like to date.
10. The Monopoly Dude.
He’s a cartoon but man is he LOADED. With money! Well…Monopoly money. I guess he doesn’t have real money. OR real houses or hotels. He lives in plastic buildings and pays for things with brightly colored slips of paper. So basically he’s Canadian. Hey everyone, this guy’s a big phony!
9. Jay Gatsby.
And I don’t mean the Leonardo DiCaprio version, that’s just nonsense. I mean the Fitzgerald ink on paper version of the man. He counts because by this time he is now old. But he’s also dead. Sorry, spoiler alert, in case you’re one of the 15 people who didn’t read The Great Gatsby in the 10th grade. Also, Daisy turns out to be a robot. It was Fitzgerald’s commentary on the 1980s or whatever. And sharks, there were lots of sharks. I think. I also think maybe I should have paid more attention in high school.
8. Roger Daltrey.
Listen. I’m going to say something, and this may shock and/or alarm you, so be prepared: The Who are better than The Rolling Stones. But that’s for a whole other article. This article is about how hot some old dudes are. And this man is hot. I’ve seen him live twice. The first time was at a Who concert, which is kind of like saying “I went to a Beatles concert” when you’re really just seeing Ringo and Paul goof around on stage, but still. The second time I saw him was in a production of “My Fair Lady” at the Hollywood bowl and I’m not even kidding about this. He played Eliza Doolittle’s dad. John Lithgow played Henry Higgins. This was not a fever dream.
7. Harrison Ford.
Harrison Ford’s appearances on Conan O’Brien’s show/s are legendary. He has so much swagger he’s practically drunk. Or maybe he’s actually drunk. It would explain a lot. My favorite moment was when Conan asked him something like what he would do if his plane went down (because Ford is an awesome pilot) and his deadpan response was, “Sh** and die.” That’s just a beautifully crafted answer. So much truth.
6. David Bowie.
I love David Bowie. I love David Bowie. I love David Bowie. I love him so much I can’t look directly at this photo, and it’s a crappy wax figure. So why isn’t he higher up on this list? Because I never want to meet him, because if I did, I would probably “Sh** and die” in true Harrison Ford fashion. There are some people for who you have so much admiration and fandom that if you were to meet them, your world would fall apart and you’d cry on the sidewalk until you left gravel imprints in your cheeks. I’m just happy knowing that somewhere he exists. That’s enough for me.
5. David Lynch.
This is one I feel really weird about admitting because I saw him in person not long ago at an event my former boss took me to and she was kind of freaked out by how much I love David Lynch so if she ever sees this she’s going to hang her head and think, “Jesus what I have I done” but I was on my best behavior and didn’t even talk to him and didn’t even stare at him. I stayed far away. I just love him. I really do. I’ve loved him since I was 15. This worries my mom. She thinks it’s unhealthy. I think she’s pronouncing “awesome” wrong.
4. Kyle MacLachlan.
The older he gets, the more he looks like Gregory Peck, so it’s like a twofer.