Age AppropriatePosted: April 26, 2012
I checked in with Granny after my date with Chad to get her thoughts on younger men. “He’s gotta be mature, have a good head on his shoulders, be fun, someone you can enjoy the pleasure of their company,” she advised. Based off our date, Chad was 0-4.
I asked what age range she thought was appropriate for me. “Don’t date older than 32,” she warned.
“What if I’m just fooling around?” I pried.
“I don’t care how old they are as long as they’re of age so you’re not going to jail,” she casually advised. “18? 19? What’s legal?”
I was aware that Granny was open-minded but I didn’t expect her to be chill with me hooking up with a high school senior. When she heard the shock in my voice she said, “Listen, I don’t care if you’re just having a good time with them. This isn’t serious dating. This is, ‘Let’s take a walk and have some fun.’”
I feel pretty confident I won’t be taking any walks with teenage boys… but never say never. Chad was emotionally too young for me which Granny boiled down to my threatening presence. “No guy wants to be threatened by a woman because if he’s feeling threatened then he’s not going to be nice to this woman or he wants a mommy. In any event, you don’t want that kind of relationship.” I’m not fit to be a mommy but I do enjoy the idea that I am threatening men in this city.
I turned the table on Granny and asked her what she thought was age appropriate for her. “I’m a spring chicken to a 96 year old,” she seriously stated. “That’s one of the differences between dating for you and me.” Granny claims that in her online dating experience she rarely catches the attention of men her age let alone younger. I love being a woman but it bums me out that as a man the older you get the larger the age range of women you can date while for women it’s the opposite. I might need to reconsider my stance on younger men while the option is still on the table…
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