From a Discussion Board–my response in detail to the question asked above:
“I’m 54, so I guess I don’t deal with dudes over 70 because my Dad’s 80, so that’s a bit creepy.
Young dudes in DC holla at chicks my age looking for a sugar mama or a nest–which I refuse to do because I don’t raise grown men and if you’re young enough to be my son that’s also too creepy for me.
I don’t have kids or a husband, so I’m like whatever.
Men in their 50s and 60s are appropriate for me, but some of them have some serious emotional issues, bad relationship patterns, looking-for-a-house-maid energy, bad hygiene habits, too stubborn to get it up habits (as if that’s not happening to 30s/40s men).
Lot of baby boomer and Gen-X/Millenial men are cry-babies, and as they age some of them annoy the fuck out of me.
My best love affair was with a 60 something-year-old married man and we stayed friends until he died last year, long after the sex ended and I had moved on. He was from the Silent Generation. Makes a big difference.
Yeah, I know–old enough to be my dad.
The boundaries were clear and we enjoyed each other’s company. Clean, emotionally healthy, and kind as a man. It worked until I was ready to move on. He stayed married, and I moved to DC.
My point? It’s not about age. It’s about the whole of the person coping according to the issues of their generation…that’s all I got.”