They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! It’s been the case for me, and I trust it’s been the same for that adorable 24-year-old.
Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. I’m not sold on the anti-marriage, mini-sausage sentiments, but the rest rings true. I remember a 24-year-old woman who had a crush on me when I was in my early 30’s. There’s no replacing the wisdom and life experience of an older woman – presuming, of course, that the woman has learned from her experience and become better (not bitter) for it. I think the biggest thing that rings true for me is the appreciation thing…
Many women in their 20’s/30’s allow men to transgress their boundaries–constantly–without sticking up for themselves.
They no longer a man to fill some void in their life; they know what they want, and they’re not afraid to go after it! They don’t do the whole bullshit routine that unmarried women do in their 20’s and 30’s.
Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. For all those men who say, ‘Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Apart from smooth skin and the ability to procreate, I’m not sure what younger women have over older ones. I’m lucky enough to be able to be 40 yet go out with guys in their early to mid 30’s and I think one of the things they love most is how much I appreciate them and compliment them because they’re not used to it.
In my 20’s and early 30’s I was way too spoiled and way too much of a pain in the ass to appreciate a nice guy that would ever come my way; it was “all about me”. I tell them what is wonderful about them and how sexy they are and they EAT IT UP, and in exchange…we both get what we want.
Let’s just call this the When something doesn’t feel right, they lay down the law, setting clear boundaries for the future. Most women who are over 40 and dating have usually taken charge of their lives by ending a bad relationship. Most people just want to stay comfortable; even when they’re not very happy. Because ending our relationship often involves a major life upheaval: moving out, figuring out what to do with children, splitting up finances, etc.
There are two 40-plus single dames who I chat with regularly, albeit briefly.