I look at him, stunned that he could forget such a big part of 1973. You'd really dig it." Or "Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins!
We've been together for seven years now, and I'm so used to considering Bronson my peer that I often forget about our 13½-year age difference. In the beginning, if I wasn't thinking, Is he too young for me? someone else was thinking it for me—and blurting out, "Hey, have you seen How Stella Got Her Groove Back?
I am a year and a half out of a relationship and in that time, I have found only one guy I was interested in but he did the vanishing act.
I have probably more dates than the average woman and I just can’t seem to find a guy I want to date.
I am often told I am beautiful and I look about 10 years younger than I my age. Let me use more words to say it: If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, you’re most likely wasting your time with this kid. If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, you’re most likely wasting your time with this kid.
I get contacted by a fair number of guys in their 20’s and most I don’t respond to because I just feel it won’t go anywhere. But I still feel that maybe it’s a mistake…what do I really have in common with this guy? However, if you’re looking for good, clean (and not-so-clean) fun with a young stallion, you can have an amazing time. However, if you’re looking for good, clean (and not-so-clean) fun with a young stallion, you can have an amazing time. I’m here to observe society and report back to you how things USUALLY work out. And when all my friends would make fun of me and say, “Why would you date an older woman when you could date a younger woman? As far as I’m concerned, every woman is better at 28 than at 23, better at 33 than at 28, and so on. You’re at the home buying, 401K saving, family planning phase of life – for MOST 46-year-olds.
I was married once before, to a man five years my senior.
After 12 increasingly dreary years capped by a wrenching divorce, I couldn't imagine why women in my situation (childless divorcées) complained about the prospect of reentering single life. Wasn't finally having some laughs, romance, and excitement the way to take the "crisis" out of "midlife"?
Parties, rock concerts, nightclubs—I dated the way I should have when I was younger: for fun, without an eye toward marriage. I am in my mid-forties and I have been online dating off and on for about 2½ years and dating in general for 4 years.Maybe women feel that because girls have a head start on maturity back in the seventh grade, our emotional and spiritual equals must forever be at least five years older than we are.Whatever part of the conventional wisdom they buy into, American women find it easy to summarily reject younger men. They could be denying themselves the most wonderful relationship of their lives.
"This is nothing compared to the long lines during the oil crisis," I say to my husband, Bronson, as he pulls into a particularly crowded Mobil station near the Holland Tunnel. Or could it be caused by something as shallow and immediate as a woman's not wanting anyone to think her date is her younger brother or, God help us, her son? People were siphoning fuel from their neighbors' cars in the dead of night! She's older than he is, you know." Does our culture's collective discomfort with a reversal of the usual younger woman–older man dynamic come, as scientists suggest, from a deep-rooted evolutionary instinct that drives women to choose the wiser, older, more powerful alpha male over the untested young buck?