Dating older men has become fashionable
They are twenty years apart, and they’ve been together for two. “I watch so many of my other friends agonize over text messages from guys who . It’s not an “old-fashioned” dating scheme, it’s just a more humane one.
“I wasn’t trying to go back in time,” Gabrielle added at the end of our conversation.
I'm 33, Megan is 37, and the majority of the guests who were not relatives of the bride or groom fell somewhere squarely in between. Uncle Jack was away somewhere in France, but the mother of the groom put the kibosh on the whole thing.
Recently recovering from a relationship with a 65-year-old celebrity plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Megan arrived to the wedding weekend licking her wounds, only to immediately be courted by the 72-year old uncle of the groom."They can smell me a mile away," she told me after she chatted with him about restaurants, real estate, his children, and his grandchildren, while the rest of us kids enjoyed a game of floating beer pong in the pool. "I don't want you to get hurt, dear," she whispered with reserved aplomb.
He had the solemn good looks of a Roman senator and brushed his dark hair, thick as a horse's mane, straight back from his temples.
Realizing where we'd sat, he laughed: Leering down at us from the wall was an early work of his, something from the '80s. " He then presented me with two gifts: a book about his "old friends on the New York scene back in the day" and a small wooden frog on a stick, a Japanese toy.
Reach back two decades and you are more likely to find a man who can’t fathom swiping through a series of pictures to find a mate for the night.
And while we love checking them out on the quad—whomever created “shirts versus skins” deserves a national holiday in his or her honor—we can’t help but think that college guys still have some growing up to do.
I was fighting off the flu, but I'd wrapped myself in a dress, cinched the waist tight, and now sat, flushed and underfed, sipping down a hot toddy (my cold medicine) in a hotel bar.