We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “In all your Amours, you should prefer old Women to young ones.”
Franklin delivers eight reasons for this, which I’ve condensed:
1. They know more, conversation is better. 2. They try harder. 3. Decreased if nonexistent chance of conceiving children. 4. They’ll keep the relationship quiet. 5. Sexual pleasure is the same. 6. Younger women get too involved emotionally. 7. You’ll feel less guilty than if you “debauched a virgin.” 8. “Lastly They are so grateful!!”
My experience was that when I was 17 that 17 year old girls/women were interested in 18-24 YO men. My experience at 21 was that 17 year old women wouldn't leave me alone and 21 YO women wouldn't look at me twice.
My sister in law once told me that it is the woman that chooses the man. After I thought about that awhile I realized she was right. The man my chase or woo a woman but the woman decides it there will be a relationship.