I usually have lunch on nice days out in my vehicle to get away and enjoy the sun. Today I had a total shocker when "MB" showed up and sat in my vehicle with me while we ate. That is the first time he's ever done that. We were talking as we always do and the topic of his last girlfriend came up. I told him that I thought it was strange that after 14 months of dating he never had his mother meet her. He told me that one reason was because he always felt something wasn't quite right about the gf (Turned out she was a little loony and even tried to trap him into marriage with a fake pregnancy). And he said that he is very protective of his mom..... she was all he had as a child because his father wasn't around. He said he knew his mother wouldn't like her and that his mom always told him not to get involved with anyone that was married before or who had children. GF struck out on both counts. I think in a roundabout way he was telling me why he won't ask me out. I strike out on both of those PLUS I'm 13 years older then him and only 10 years younger then his mom. I do sort of get it. On the other hand I hope that all I will ever want for my only son is for him to be happy. He said he's recently told his mom that at his age now (39) it will be hard to find someone that hasn't been married. I didn't really know what to say to that so I told him that my parents did not like my ex but they just wanted me to be happy. And that is the truth, they never liked or trusted him. No way I want to get in a competition with mom. That usually does not end up with good results. But it does lessen the confusion on my part. I couldn't figure out why he kept flirting and saying all those things to me and yet not ask me out. He's probably been more confused then I!