Problem with dating younger women
And naturally, it concludes with something like what I've experienced several times — a date that lasts no more than 45 minutes and feels like an absolute death march for the final 20.
On these dates, decent — hell, I'd take simply flowing — conversation is hard to come by.
Don't get me wrong; my dad still plays a huge role in my life, and I can't imagine much outside of impending senility will change that.
But there's a difference between playing a role and codependence.
From that story, I deduced she was either an alcoholic, irresponsible or the product of parents who let her do whatever she wanted — or all three.
Listen, if I could do it over again, I may not have moved out of my parents' house as soon as I did.
It was that she truly wanted to be able to drink as much as she desired any and every day, on a whim.
For example, generally, you try to avoid people with two first names or those who abbreviate the word probably as “probs.” But you never know; that one awful abbreviator could be your soulmate.
So, I'm proposing this "8-year rule" in dating as an absolute.
I thought back to the white-haired gentleman at the bar who was easily old enough to be my father and shook my head. Over the next couple of weeks, Bob sent me several samples of his writing without a trace of any innuendo or flirtation.
Eventually, we arranged to meet at a cafe near my apartment.