Rather, it began with a childhood of formative familial friendships with my brother and older cousins, mostly male.I was raised among bright, kind, older boys who more often treated me as an equal than a nuisance. Meet intelligent, mature singles with Elite Singles - simply sign up using the registration box above.Have you ever heard the saying, “Certain things get better with age”? For younger women, dating a man 10 to 20 years older than her can give her more than simply great experiences or memories. I sent more than a few emails and received pretty much meager results. I have never had a “type” and in the past was attracted to those older than myself; they generally had more to say and I appreciated their knowledge and understanding of self. Someone 20 years older than me would be in their 70s, so not the same feeling. I like Coldplay, can still make it up the trails at Griffith Park, have been known to savor a musical or two at the Pantages, and have a very open mind and heart. When I say younger, I did not plan for a person in his mid-20s to become part of my new landscape for the four months he did – and no, I did not pay for it. Having spent my life as a professional communicator, I have to think I am at least a decent storyteller. You have to understand, I stopped dating before the age of the Internet, so there have been 21 years in which a new infrastructure had been built up that I had not been privy to, but again, I am rallying.These men tend to be way more well-established and courteous, they’re chivalrous and you’ll never hear the words, “let’s hang out” ever again.
It never occurred to me that it was uncommon to have decade-older best friends until I entered into middle school, which was around the same time I was also rudely awakened to the sexism already conditioned into many of my peers.
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As a young person, I had a significant and persistent love for Dana Scully, which I later understood as an early queer curiosity, but I was also a very late bloomer who didn’t date a boy until I was 20, and didn’t date a woman until years after that.
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