Woman, 27, left baffled by 35-year-old man's text after their first date

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By James Kay

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A 27-year-old woman was left pretty confused by a text she received from her 35-year-old date, and the internet has reacted.

Dating can be tricky at the best of times, let alone when different generations try to bridge the gaps.

While an eight-year age gap might not sound like a lot to some people, clearly there are different types of communication that various age groups don't see eye to eye on.

For what it's worth, I'm an awful texter and will respond in 3-5 business days... but this isn't about me, this is about Elizabeth Castaldi.

Texting has become a vital part of a relationship. Credit: Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Getty

Castaldi, a popular content creator from the US, has brought this issue to the forefront with her recent experience.

The 27-year-old shared that she went on a date with a 35-year-old man. The next day, he sent her a text message that left her puzzled.

“Hey, I had fun last night. Have a good day,” the man texted.

A bit confused by the seemingly sincere but blunt message, Castaldi took a screenshot of the text which has now been viewed over 500,000 times.

Captioning the post, the 27-year-old wrote: "I have to start dating people my own age. But I won’t."

The reaction to Castaldi’s post has been polarizing.


While some viewers agreed with her implication that the man’s texting style was typically millennial and somewhat detached, others defended the simplicity and straightforwardness of his message.

One person commented: "I’m confused how this is bad?"

While a second added rather sarcastically: "Hear me out. Maybe… he had a good time, and wants you to have a good day?"

A third person said: "Honestly I love it. Someone who doesn’t want to text about nothing all day? I’m in."


Though many people also understood Castaldi's confusion, with one person writing: "It’s the periods for me like why u so ANGRY."

A second supporter said: "No because if there is no conversation continuing after that I’m done."

A third added: "Nah mine was 36 & still used all the cute emojis with enthusiasm. Date the ones who match your energy."

Do you think the text was weird? Credit: Elizabeth Fernandez/Getty

Though the funniest comment, in my opinion, reads: "Had a 35 year old tell me it was 'great to connect' and we should 'stay in touch' after a date."

It's like LinkedIn and Tinder blurred together.

Castaldi's main problem was that he didn't ask to see her again, but as she was reminded in the comments, she also has the power to initiate a second date.

So, what do we think? Is it weird or is it a perfectly pleasant text?

Featured image credit: Elizabeth Fernandez/Getty

Woman, 27, left baffled by 35-year-old man's text after their first date

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A 27-year-old woman was left pretty confused by a text she received from her 35-year-old date, and the internet has reacted.

Dating can be tricky at the best of times, let alone when different generations try to bridge the gaps.

While an eight-year age gap might not sound like a lot to some people, clearly there are different types of communication that various age groups don't see eye to eye on.

For what it's worth, I'm an awful texter and will respond in 3-5 business days... but this isn't about me, this is about Elizabeth Castaldi.

Texting has become a vital part of a relationship. Credit: Manuel Breva Colmeiro/Getty

Castaldi, a popular content creator from the US, has brought this issue to the forefront with her recent experience.

The 27-year-old shared that she went on a date with a 35-year-old man. The next day, he sent her a text message that left her puzzled.

“Hey, I had fun last night. Have a good day,” the man texted.

A bit confused by the seemingly sincere but blunt message, Castaldi took a screenshot of the text which has now been viewed over 500,000 times.

Captioning the post, the 27-year-old wrote: "I have to start dating people my own age. But I won’t."

The reaction to Castaldi’s post has been polarizing.


While some viewers agreed with her implication that the man’s texting style was typically millennial and somewhat detached, others defended the simplicity and straightforwardness of his message.

One person commented: "I’m confused how this is bad?"

While a second added rather sarcastically: "Hear me out. Maybe… he had a good time, and wants you to have a good day?"

A third person said: "Honestly I love it. Someone who doesn’t want to text about nothing all day? I’m in."


Though many people also understood Castaldi's confusion, with one person writing: "It’s the periods for me like why u so ANGRY."

A second supporter said: "No because if there is no conversation continuing after that I’m done."

A third added: "Nah mine was 36 & still used all the cute emojis with enthusiasm. Date the ones who match your energy."

Do you think the text was weird? Credit: Elizabeth Fernandez/Getty

Though the funniest comment, in my opinion, reads: "Had a 35 year old tell me it was 'great to connect' and we should 'stay in touch' after a date."

It's like LinkedIn and Tinder blurred together.

Castaldi's main problem was that he didn't ask to see her again, but as she was reminded in the comments, she also has the power to initiate a second date.

So, what do we think? Is it weird or is it a perfectly pleasant text?

Featured image credit: Elizabeth Fernandez/Getty