Such mansplaining is one of the many reasons I don't want to date significantly older men.

While sexism knows no age barrier, in my experience, the older men I've met are far less likely to treat me as an equal.

However, their age difference could not compensate for my father's insecurity over being with someone who had achieved more academically and professionally than he had.

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He asked whether I ever offered coaching services, so I gave him my card.

After we left, my friend warned me I shouldn't have done that.

I met Bob at a restaurant on a summer afternoon in 2014.

I was enjoying a glass of white wine and sharing an entree with a good friend when he sat down next to us at the bar.

He introduced himself and inquired about what we did for a living.

When I told him I was a writer, he became intrigued.

While I did get some messages from men closer to my own age, they were in the minority.

When I actively searched profiles of men in their early- and mid-thirties, I noticed that many specified that they preferred women in their twenties.

Shortly after I completed college, my dad confided in me that he had never loved my mother.