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.
After politely playing 20 questions with Sue about my new boyfriend, I knew this was the one she was getting at.
Those little age differentials, so crucial and so gross when we are young, erode. For some people, the time differentials established in youth never really disappear: the elder remains the elder, even when both are dribbling greybeards.
" said Ron."Angelina," said Fred promptly, without a trace of embarrassment."What? "Angelina gave Fred a sort of appraising look."All right, then," she said, and she turned back to Alicia and carried on chatting with a bit of a grin on her face."There you go," said Fred to Harry and Ron, "piece of cake.” ― J. Rowling, “Here's something else to think about: calling when you say you're going to is the very first brick in the house you are building of love and trust. I know you can crave companionship and sex and love so badly that it physically hurts. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection.
Can you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, “Who're you going with, then? " She called back."Want to come to the ball with me? I like the guy, but he's scary.” ― Richelle Mead, tags: being-single, dating, goals, hard-to-get, holding-out-for-the-best, love, loving-yourself, not-settling, playing-hard-to-get, positive-thinking, relationships, single, single-life, single-woman, singleness, standards, the-single-woman, validation “There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection.
I’m life and when you’re done with me, some of it rubs off on you. With me here in the squib beside you.’Nick said, ‘I’m thirty-four and I don’t feel old.
Think of old age this way: it’s just an everyday fact that one’s life is at stake.” ― Philip Roth, tags: age-difference, aim, anger, belief, business, change, confidence, courage, creativity, death, desire, dreams, education, failure, faith, family, fear, forgiveness, goal, god, happiness, hate, heart, history, hope, humorous, imagination, inspirational, leadership, life, loneliness, love, marriage, one-liner, opportunity, optimism, patience, patriotism, peace, philosophy, poems, politics, poverty, relationship, religion, romantic, sad, school, science, success, time, truth, ve-attitude, war, wisdom-wise, witty “I do what he says and I close my eyes and open my mouth and the next thing I know he's got his twenty-eight-year-old tongue in my thirteen-year-old mouth and all I can think is that I don't think the hero is supposed to be doing this.” ― Andrea Portes, “We must not be taken in by the myth of youth, the unending propaganda to the effect that young men are younger than old men; that they are better looking; that they are slimmer, stronger and more athletic; that they can hold a girl in more romantic fashion and speak more sweetly.” ― Isaac Asimov, “She started dialing his cell, then hung up and tried the landline -- maybe Margaret was a better bet to pick up; their parents' generation still felt morally obligated to answer phones.” ― Rainbow Rowell, “When we’re young, everyone over the age of thirty looks middle-aged, everyone over fifty antique.