on dating younger men ...

A new friend of mine recently told me, "when are you going to start dating younger men? When you're already 40 or 50? Now is the perfect time to do so because you are neither too young nor too old to be seen with a 20 year old."

Mind blown.

She was crazy. It was crazy. The idea was crazy.

You see, several 20+ year old men have asked me out pretty recently. The youngest was 20 and was a fresh grad from college and the "oldest" was 29. I found myself questioning them as to why they would want to go out with someone like me. I know I'm not ugly but I'm certainly not young anymore nor am I skinny or contemporary sexy.

I would get answers ranging from I look so young to they don't mind the age gap (well I do!) or to the crazy answer that they prefer older women because older women are just better at everything (I still don't know how I feel about this answer as I feel it connotes more on the sexual side of things more than anything else.)

I just can't seem to go further than a date with someone as young as 20. Back in 2010 and 2011 I did date a 19 year old and a 20 year old. Yeah, they were nice and sweet and adorable but they were also quite immature and the topics we could talk about was limited.

I just don't want to make the same mistake.

I can't.

So to those who are in their 20's ... I'm sorry but I really can't make myself go out with someone your age. It just seems not right for me. Perhaps I'm wrong ... but its my choice and since its my decision to make, I'd say that I'm right. :)

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