Teenage girls dating older men
On Saturday nights in high school, my curfew was 5am.
I told my parents that I spent those early morning hours hanging out in a diner with my friends, girls a year or two older than me who would drive me home. Some nights, though, I caught rides with men I’d never met before, circled the city endlessly or found places to park where the streetlights didn’t reach.
"When it comes to mating, women control the market," the researchers write.
"Women, on average, are interested in same-aged to somewhat older men than themselves, and this pattern displays itself across the entire lifespan." (Meanwhile, men are attracted to younger women as sexual partners, the scientists argue, for fertility reasons.) Beyond the science, there are plenty of great reasons why women should find dating men above their age bracket more appealing.
He offered to buy me a cell phone so that he would be able to hear my voice whenever he wanted. I don’t remember exactly how old he was, but he must have been at least 20.
The night we met, he pulled me away from my friends, around the dark side of a building into an alley where he pushed me up against a wall and kissed me so hard it made my teeth hurt.
Yes, men over 40 are more confident, more connected, and even more fun.
— Alex Daniel It’s no secret that Hollywood casting agents love to pair older men with younger women.
Compared to the boys we knew at school, these men were smart, experienced, interesting.
I was never afraid of heights, but looking back, I should have been.
Looking back, I can see the abyss below my feet, my balance unsteady in those five-inch heels.
I found this tragically romantic, imagining I might be the one to heal his wounded soul.
On Valentine’s Day, he gave me a rose, already wilting.