A dating guide
When it comes to truth in advertising, it's one thing to shave a couple of years off. Maybe you're more careful about first dates and immediately nix a pointless second night out.You're quick to assess if your date wants the same level of relationship as you, whether that's casual or committed.And so what if he doesn't immediately strike you as hot and sexy?
But what about the deeper, more mature love that allows for the wide spectrum of experience and truth? One is learning the rules; the other has "been there, dated that" and wonders, "Now what? Instead of trying to be 25 again, get comfortable in your skin. That way, when someone touches you, they'll really feel you, and not a bundle of self-critical tension.
You probably know by now that having an Asian girlfriend is a rite of passage for all white men.
"Date an Asian chick" has become akin to "Go skydiving" or "Live in New York" in the veritable white guy bucket list.
"Within the gay community, negative stereotypes reinforce the belief that gay relationships are based solely on physical attraction, and that once youth starts to fade, we are unlikely to have any real or lasting relationships," says Rik Isensee, author of Are You Ready? And remember that the most important characteristics — loyalty, humor, intelligence and compassion — are ageless.
If you think you're too old for love or you stopped believing that you can find someone to love who'll love you back, think again. Focus on what you've gained — rich experiences, accomplishments, survivor skills and wisdom.