Dangers of dating an older man
The Cop has two daughters and a demanding job, obviously.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.If you’re a 20- to 35-year-old woman without any children I caution you against dating a man with kids.I did this once and, let me tell you, I learned my lesson.But I wasn’t some gold digger trying to claw at his cash account, or even a woman with daddy issues.I just thought he was the hottest, funniest man I’d ever met.First, being attracted to older guys is completely and totally normal.
licensedmentalhealthcounselor ♦ February 20, 2013 ♦ 96 Comments Working with teenage girls, there’s a lot of things I worry about because the teenage years are so perplexing, especially with teenage girls who are often searching for a sense of belonging to the point that they are willing to starve themselves, cut themselves out of pain and shame, sleep with boys just to feel wanted, and sadly, even attempt to take their own lives when they feel as if they don’t and will never belong.
That, by the way, is actually a comparison I made at the time, which is so gross to me now.
I romanticized a story about an adult man kidnapping, molesting, and raping an adolescent girl.
He canceled the day of because his youngest daughter had hit her head and he’d spent the previous night in the emergency room.
I totally understood why he had to cancel, but the situation also reminded me why he and I could never work and why I will never date a man with children again.
I wasn’t sure how it would go, yet there he was, charming the pants off them all by himself, busting out his A-material small talk with some friends in a corner. Instead I shoved a cracker in my mouth and mulled over her question as I pretended it was hard to chew. Yes, my new man was older than me, much older than me.