Recently, wrote, “There are 49 percent more college-educated women in DC, age 24 and younger, than college-educated men.Americans typically marry within their same educational level, so it’s no wonder dating can be downright awful for women.” To the chagrin of women like me who don’t give a lick about degrees (and even prefer so-called “blue collar” men), the expert concluded, “The long term solution is to get more men to attend college.And remember, it's kind of sexy when a man feels empowered enough to discuss his feelings.There are enough hurdles to making a relationship work, however old you are, so why let age add more stress? By acknowledging that your brain just failed you, you’ll be breaking the ice and making him more comfortable, too. Show interest in your date and be an active listener. (If you talk non-stop when you’re nervous, try to be aware of this and intentionally refocus the conversation on him.) 8. If something feels awkward, if you wish you could take back something you said, or if your mind just went blank and you can’t remember your mom’s name, speak up. Be clear about physical boundaries if he’s over-eager.
Rowe often talks about the fallacy of the four-year degree.Older men, it seems to me, are like gold dust on the dating scene right now.From salt-and-pepper George Clooneys to silver-fox Harrison Fords, young women are swooning over smooth older men more than ever. This isn’t an arranged marriage; you’ll have second and third dates to share more. A glass of wine is fine, but try to get to know each other sober. As in politics, many of us are guilty of confirmation bias by gravitating toward advice with which we already agree.