Dos and don39ts of dating older men
Getting involved in a relationship – and deciding who you want to spend the rest of your life with – is a HUGE deal. No one has it all together, so why not embrace the fact that you’ll probably need to learn a thing or two in the process?
So make sure you’re both involved in some kind of healthy community of friends and family. Please promise me you’ll ask the opinion of people who love you and you look up to?
So one solution to this dilemma is to avoid the subject altogether and remain single.
And yet I’m still not a great fan of dating – especially “recreational” dating (). Our young people aren’t too enthusiastic about either of these options.
DON’T disclose where you live or for that matter, any personal information that could lead to your address, such as your home phone number, last name, or an email address that includes your last name.
While most men on the Internet are just as normal as you are, you don’t want Hannibal Lecter ringing your doorbell, even if he’s carrying a box of Godiva chocolates. DO take things slowly, though the chemistry may be magnetic.
Unless you work in a totally male milieu – for instance, a urologists’s office, NASCAR race track, or beef ‘n’ ale house -- your quest to meet a man will take you to the Internet.
We accepted a date with a guy whose head shot looked perfectly human, even normal. For instance: DON’T get taken in by corny, overused come-on lines like, “Looking to spoil the lady of my dreams with flowers and candlelit dinners.” And beware of perfect strangers who promise to “snuggle with you in front of the fireplace” and “enjoy sunset strolls on the beach.” These guys have one thing on their minds.
Physical attraction is natural and has a beautiful place in God’s design for a man and woman, so commit yourself to waiting for the right time (marriage) and the right person (2 Tim. She’s also rather fond of dark chocolate, French press coffee, and deep friendships (though not necessarily in that order).