We were strolling home from dinner in the West Village, full of burgers and rosy-cheeked from red wine, when he stopped short on the busy sidewalk. It was much older than I had guessed from his baby face, Converse sneakers and goofy demeanor. “I’m 41.” At the time, I was in my late twenties, and 41 seemed ancient.Unlike a lot of younger women who are still exploring the dating world, older women have a much stronger idea of what they want.
It’s pretty common for men to date younger women – which is exactly why dating older women is so enjoyable.
He was more exciting to be with than any of the 20-something guys I knew.
And before I even knew what a great screw he was, I was already smitten with his wit and the way he filled out a pair of pants. Should I really have let 15 years come between me and happiness, just so I could avoid judgment from girls like Sue?
When Alex and I first met, I figured we were the same age. Then I did the Official Age Test, and we just passed.
“I have to tell you something,” he said, swallowing hard. Later that night, I called my mom, who told me that age was just a number.