Rules of dating an older man
It’s reflected back to us everywhere: in the media, in movies and magazines, and in our professional and personal lives.It’s , Woody Allen and almost every Woody Allen film; it’s our current president; your female co-worker who has an affair with her much older male boss; it’s the neighbor down the street whose second wife is half his age. We talked about stargazing and constellations and shared an interest in permaculture.
Yes, I had my own personal (daddy) issues to work out.
All of my theories about why I was drawn to older men were partially true, but I never owned—or wanted to own—the most obvious: I was a product and a perpetuator of society’s collective messaging and conditioning that implies a man is valued in his older age and a woman is not.