Eventually, we arranged to meet at a cafe near my apartment.
At the meeting, we spent over an hour discussing his writing.
“I don't think it's your writing he's interested in,” she said.
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.
As Ok Cupid founder Christian Rudder has said, this is quite common.Such mansplaining is one of the many reasons I don't want to date significantly older men.While sexism knows no age barrier, in my experience, the older men I've met are far less likely to treat me as an equal.At 20, she had me and for the next three years, my father harassed her over money (she made much more than him); he also let her know that, while she may have had straight As in high school, he, a junior high dropout, was the smarter of the pair.By 24, my mother was divorced and saddled with a kid while my dad returned to being an eligible bachelor who continued dating young adults.At 18, my mother met and married my 34-year-old father, who was a janitor in the building where she was an executive assistant.