And as someone who has long since subscribed to the Golden Ratio of Dating (my heteronormative assumption that for a ‘perfect’ relationship, the man should be three years older than his girlfriend — and, you know, the theory that women lose stock value after 25), I assumed that age was just as important to everyone else.
That is, until I started sleeping with younger men.
I’ve never been more acutely aware of my age than on dating apps.
As members of a society that somehow associates infancy with experience and inherent value (or at least, I assume that’s what all those 30 Under 30 lists are for, anyways), the continual upwards scroll of that second digit of my age is nothing more than a painful daily reminder that I’m no longer the youngest in my friend group, work circle, or most bars.
Consequently, trying to work out what preconception attracted her to you and acting upon your mistaken logic can actually have a negative effect.
When there’s a connection, that’s all that really matters.
Because our friend would tell us to “get real” before introducing to their friend Herbert from the church who is balding and likes slippers?
Here are some answers which are clear, articulate and to the point.
Their sentiments represent a very large proportion of the opinions we heard expressed. When I saw her, I thought she was just the perfect woman for me and I was sure about that.