i learned to play chess (i.e. how pieces move) when I was 9 or 10. hated the game then.

Tried playing when I was 16 and the game left me indifferent.

Tried it again  at 25 and just loved it. So I played a lot for several years. 

Then family, kids, now my kid is playing, so I am trying to get back into the game and remain a challenge to him for as long as I can.