Dating and older and men
At 33, I found it much harder to meet men than it had been in my early twenties.
This revelation soured me against dating any man who was more than a few years older. Last year, after a hiatus from online dating, I decided to return.Such mansplaining is one of the many reasons I don't want to date significantly older men.While sexism knows no age barrier, in my experience, the older men I've met are far less likely to treat me as an equal.It seemed as if my friend's instincts were off, I thought. Earlier in our meeting, Bob described moving to the area as a 30-year-old in 1978 – the year I was born.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.