89-Year-Old Grandpa Films Himself Getting Ready For First Date In 30 Years But Gets Stood Up

A popular TikTok influencer, 89-year-old @granddadjoe, filmed himself getting ready for his first date in 30 years… only to be stood up by his would-be suitor. Just before Valentine’s Day, he posted a video of himself getting dapper in the mirror before heading to a local restaurant. Sadly, his date never turned up!

Joe checked his phone to see if the woman would text to cancel. However, she never messaged or called. In fact, Joe sat at the table alone for more than an hour and ended up ordering and eating on his own.

“Waited an hour, she didn’t show up. So, I just ate alone,” he wrote, along with a sad emoji. He captioned the clip, “Well, that was fun.”


Well that was fun 🤦‍♂️

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Given that @granddadjoe has more than six million followers on TikTok, it’s no surprise that they immediately came to offer support. The video got more than 4,000 comments and nearly 98,000 likes, with many offering words of comfort. He even got a few date offers from people who said they’d love the opportunity to go out with such a gentleman.

“Awww I am so so sorry, but you look dashing as always,” one person wrote. Another added: “You my friend are one of the most respectable people I will see on my fyp. Waiting an hour and not badmouthing someone. You are an inspiration.” A third person remarked, “omgosh I would’ve been honored to have a date with you.”

In many ways, it’s sort of depressing to realize that ghosting never ends, even when you’re nearly 90 years old! On the other hand, it’s clear Grandad Joe took this in his stride. It probably hurt his feelings, of course. However, as many people said, if this woman didn’t want to go out with him, it’s her loss. She’s seriously missing out on a great guy.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.