Since I was 16, I've felt 25. Physically, mentally, everything. Today, at around 40, I still feel 25. I approach life with the vigor of someone 15 years younger, only with more wisdom and better shoes.
I've never felt 40 until this week, when during a conversation, it was brought to my attention that I could be too old to date a 25 year old... and that maybe, when choosing prospective dates, I should redefine the prospect.
This, of course, is a highly individual opinion. Sure, I haven't been "out there" for a while, I've been married or committed for the last seven years... but when it was suggested by a friend that I might consider 25 "too young," I started feeling my age for the first time in my life.
Depressing. Totally, completely, astonishingly depressing. I mean, come on. I still do goofy, immature things and occasionally make rookie mistakes. I still blow stereo speakers and get zits. I sometimes still have to pump 3 dollars of gas into my tank. I've been known to drink TJ Swann and wear my class ring. I still spend time alone with Penthouse Forum. (no I don't, I'm just kidding) (actually, I'm completely serious) (don't be silly, nobody reads those anymore) (yes they do, I have the latest edition) (no I don't... as far as you know)
I'm not really sure what to believe. Age should be a number only, not a lifestyle, a rule or a restriction. Right? Do I really need to focus only on women 26 and older? Aren't women attracted to slightly more mature men because they are stable, sexy, stimulating and sane? (and maybe a little rich?)
Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher. Michael Douglas/Catherine Zeta-Jones. Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall. Who is to say they're wrong? A friend told me recently that "forty is the new twenty-five." I love it! If it's true, I could probably go as low as 19.
Okay, that was a little extreme. I'm going to throw up now.