Sunday, January 8, 2017
Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number?
However, at 45 years old, I find myself being approached by younger women (for dates) from time-to-time and it feels awkward to me. I have peers who would jump at the chance to get with a 20-something who's sniffing around, but I'm not just on that young tip.
Over the past few months, I've had women ages 26-29 approach me for some form of relationship and I will admit that I've been surprised by something: Some of those younger women appear to be more mature than the women in my preferred dating range (late 30's - mid 40's).
I brought it up to some of my homies and one of them had a theory. He said, "Younger women don't have as much baggage as older women. Therefore, they still have hope that they can find a man who simply wants to do the right thing."
I started to wonder if he was onto something. Was "having hope" the key to all of this? Did these young ladies believe deep down inside that I would treat them right simply because they haven't given up on love yet like some older women have?
Just how important is "hope" when it comes to dating?