Dating older


I was also inundated with examples of famous couples with large age differences, in case I didn't know them.Such mansplaining is one of the many reasons I don't want to date significantly older men.

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Avoid any men who only date younger women, or who are trying to date you when you are in high school, as these men might not be interested in you personally and might not want to invest in a dating relationship.

I met Bob at a restaurant on a summer afternoon in 2014.

But just as I was about to leave, Bob admitted that he was not that interested in me as a writing coach, but as a romantic prospect. Yet when I rejected him, he looked stung and startled, as though he was completely unaware of our significant age difference.

I thanked him for his interest, but let him know that that wouldn't be happening. He asked me to reconsider and retain “an open mind.” I felt frustration and anger boil up inside me as I looked at this man three decades my senior, who had manipulated me into a meeting under false pretences and then dismissed my refusal of his advances as close-minded. Instead, I ignored his emails until he finally gave up.

Being hit on by men who are considerably older was not new to me.