Dating a man 20 years younger than me
Sitting in her spacious bungalow in West London, Sandra seems almost untouched by the passage of time and her excitement – almost palpable – has an uncannily youthful quality.It’s just as well, because she is about to embark on a dramatic new chapter in her life.
We feel like a good fit and other people must think so, too.’There is no question of their having children together. ‘Apart from me, my grandson Ty is the love of Mark’s life.I think about this, because I pride myself in ethical, genuine relationships, even if they’re short term. My conclusion, for now, is that dating younger is easier.Dating older than 25 helps ensure that they’ve been through some challenges, some ups and downs, some maturity.They’re still young and busy enough to leave me alone if I want to work all the time. In any case, this week, instead of spouting off about some wisdom, I figured I’d mea culpa, and open up, in the hope that we could have a…mature discussion about dating, and age, and ageism.But the fact that I wouldn’t consider dating someone my own age does bother me, a bit. Please leave a mindful comment here about your own experience, and learning moments.If the cascade of golden curls and brilliant white smile are instantly familiar, the breathy, sing-song, Marilyn Monroe voice is unmistakable.
It belongs, of course, to Sandra Dickinson, the American actress who became a household name in Britain by playing young airhead blondes.
Sandra, who is now 60, still lingers in the public imagination as Trillian in the classic BBC television serialisation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
But her acting credits include such fondly remembered ‘classics’ as 2point4 Children and Triangle – the soap opera set aboard a North Sea ferry – together with a host of cameo appearances alongside the likes of The Two Ronnies.
It’s not that I don’t find women my age beautiful, or attractive. “The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” ~ H. Mencken Yours in the Vision of an Enlightened Society, This went viral last week.
I didn’t love it, but it’s food for thought, and it has elements of truth to both (stay tuned for the women on men chart at the end that most folks missed when this went viral).
I’m incredibly hot, handsome, and young-looking (if you believe me).