It’s too bad O-Town was hit by a bus."He was the only "younger guy" I’d ever gone out with, by about six years, and I used to ask my friends obsessively if it was "weird." But they just thought it was strange that all of our conversations could start a potential death rumor about Ray Liotta. Ultimately, it wasn’t that this guy was young; it was that I had absolutely nothing to say to him that wasn’t "There," "Not there," "NOT there, this isn’t anybody’s birthday," or "Slow down, Usain Bolt, who incidentally is A lot of us have found ourselves attracted to somebody younger or older, and have been reluctant to act on it because of some perceived weirdness or taboo.

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This kind of culling is even easier now that dating sites let us whittle our options down to the year.

I contend that as long as nobody is being willfully creepy (I see you, guys in Ferrari hats), this kind of limitation is mega lame.

I learned this from experience, but also from Ludacris.

Like height or body type, age is one of those strange things about a person that we know they can’t help, but nevertheless handily use to write them off.

The idea that young people like older people because of the financial security is irritating.

One, because people who give a fuck about money are awful, and because I’ve met plenty of old, old dudes who are still doing the Somerset Maugham-y cheerful hobo routine. I like the Civil War, documentaries, and talking about whiskey as though it were a zaftig prostitute, so old guys and I get along.

Bette Davis once said that getting old is not for sissies.

Well, many women would argue that the same comment applies to dating after 60.

I think we can all agree that this is stupid and move on.

Some old people are hot, some young people are not. I don’t like to think about kids or how old someone will be when I’m 35, because I try not to fixate on a guy’s mortality until after he’s met my parents.

But I realize that I’m a young(ish) woman, and biology is a factor, sure.