Dating a 25 year old
Five minutes into some rather awkward small talk in the living room, I realised that we were reading the same book and had just been to the same exhibition. I mean, compared to him, that woman is a crumbling edifice,” I retorted.I seemed to have much more in common with her than my son. “Maybe all middle-aged women should just follow suit and date younger blokes? “She just wants to feel young again,” my sister shrugged.So, now that I've glorified older men enough (don't worry, young, 20-something lads, your day will come…something I'm sure you all heard as freshman during “Hell Week”), the next logical step is to break down what goes into dating them. A challenge is enticing, but don't take it too far, lest you become an angry remonstrance.They have a specific, thought-out reasoning as to why they're only romantically compatible with guys who are older… Throughout my entire love life — or whatever you want to call what has been 23 years of going through men, some for longer than others — I have never so much as lusted after any guy who is younger than I am. Without going too much into my dating career, the main factor in all of my relationships — significant or otherwise — has always been the man's age.For me, and many other women like me, it all begins with a number. Before agreeing to a set-up, as a follow-up response or even playing a flirtatious game, I always find the answer to the question, “So, how old are you? And if you don't know who the Seavers are from “Growing Pains,” then you don't stand a chance.WASHINGTON—In a comprehensive analysis of the nation’s media consumption habits, a report published Friday by the Pew Research Center found that most Americans now receive their news while holding their hands over their eyes and peeking out between their fingers.OCEAN CITY, NJ—Noting the total absence of adults with any apparent role in local commerce, visitors to Ocean City, New Jersey, told reporters Friday that the economy of the vacation town seemed run entirely by overwhelmed high schoolers.
But you are still 17, and you will be amazed how much maturing (and changing) you do in the next 5 to 10 years.ALEXANDRIA, VA—Embarrassed by the piles of clutter in virtually every room, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort reportedly spent the afternoon Wednesday making his house look presentable before the next predawn FBI raid.WASHINGTON—Offering a stark and sobering assessment of the consequences of a military conflict with the nuclear-armed nation, the Central Intelligence Agency confirmed Wednesday that North Korea now possesses missile technology capable of reaching Sam Waterston’s house.I also admitted that I was going for gold in the Hypocrisy Olympics as the Grand Canyon between my beliefs and my behaviour yawned before me. “Clearly you’re only as young as the man you feel.” To my mind, if this 48-year-old wanted to feel younger, why didn’t she try a makeover or bikram planking or yogalates instead of having an inappropriate relationship with a boy nearly half her age.You see, I feel about ageism the way all feminists do — it’s an inexcusable reflection on the double standards of our sexist society… But once I’d calmed down and thought it through I realised that if Brigitte Macron was asked if she’d be happier with a man her own age, she’d probably decline on the grounds that she doesn’t really crave a life of carpet slippers and watching TV instead of talking. Do you prefer Botox to reading between a woman’s lines?