Friday, April 11, 2008

Of course you know in some cultures....

...i began with a sly grin on my face. My too young date just started laughing. "Are you really going to go down that road?" (she had obviously heard this line before - necessarily from an old guy!)

Of course guys like older women. I remember in the 4th grade being in love with my teacher Mrs. Sullivan! As I have gotten older I have to admit the pendulum has swung a little the other direction. I have buddies who praise me when I go out with a girl that is significantly younger. I have to admit, I am disappointed when I find out a girl I like is in the “too young” category (whatever that is!) I am an equal opportunity dater and have dated girls in their 20’s as well as in their 40’s. Common denominator, I was attracted to them in some way given the mix of variables (fun, pretty to me, intelligent, full of life…)

What I discovered is….

The Young Ones: Fun to hang out with. Generally not looking for a commitment. Full of life and energy. Nice arm candy. The downside: If things were to get serious they generally want kids. I had to play out in my mind the whole what am I going to say to her dad and how would I introduce the future step mom to my kids – ha! The big downside, this nagging fear in the back of my mind that they would wake up ten or twenty years later and say “man you’re old!”

My age: Went out with one lady my age who was classy, very pretty, well established…and turns out still in a relationship! Another lady my age grilled me on the first date and ended up having massive issues. Not much luck in that arena.

Girls in the 29-35 range. Perfect. Old enough to know better (whatever that means!) yet young enough to be fun and energetic. My self determined sweet spot. I went out with a girl tonight who is cute as a button (only old guys say that!) My friends who saw her picture on the internet kept asking “how old is she?” to which I had to reply, “I don’t know, afraid to ask.” Great dinner, much in common, then she finds out I have a 20 year old son. She asks THE question, “How old are you?” “45 I reply” She laughs. She tells me to guess how old she is. I wince and say “I’m afraid to ask”. Turns out…she’s 29….this could be the one. ☺


  1. When I was twenty, I enjoyed the company of a 40-yr-old for 2 weeks. I got a kick out of the fact I was only 2 years older than his son!

    And after that, went out with him twice more whenever I was in town, which was roughly every six months. And I wasn't too disappointed when he eventually married another woman closer to his age. So yeah, in that Young Ones category, you were dead on!

  2. Good luck with that! NOt only are you our token male, you're the only one currently inthe dating pool. Thanks for the different perspective.

  3. Oooh, Daren. I think you should go for her. She has a great sense of humor!!! I'm just not into the whole age disparity crap. If you like her, you should see her. Bottom line.

  4. Hey Daren, it looks like you know how to enjoy life. Maybe we should learn from you. LOL. I hope my very dear hubby doesn't read that.

  5. Sigh. I have a daughter her age. My baby daughter. She has a ten year old and a four year old. I can't even envision being twenty-nine with no children. Enjoy.

  6. It's great to hear a man's point of view about dating and love. I'd love to hear it more often.

  7. Seriously I think it's best I don't comment....I want to but I won't... are you serious?


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