Putting the ‘sin’ in single

First of all I must say I’m not really sinning, I’m just saying that I am because it sounds good but my mom will FREAK OUT and worry about me if I don’t put this disclaimer up, so I am.

It’s not sinful to date.

Oh sure, maybe the way SOME people do it, but overall I’m a nice girl just looking for a steady man to hang out with.

I’ve re-dedicated myself to finding a partner and as such, am spending a lot of time in the evenings texting strangers and hoping for the best.

I’ve messaged MANY men and been taken out on SEVERAL dates, all of which still have promise.

The other night I had a great date which included a dozen oysters on the half-shell, a bottle of red wine and a tasty Bywater Sazerac.

I’m rediscovering the joys of the older man.

We’re talking 60 years old or older.

By and large, I’ve found them to be perfect gentlemen – the kind who open doors, carry on a good conversation and walk me to my car when the date ends.

There’s a lot to be said for older men.

For one, their kids are older so I don’t have to schedule activities around gymnastics practices, soccer matches, and school fundraisers.

They’re also pretty stable, getting close to retirement and fairly financially savvy.

I could learn a thing or two from them about financial stability and budgeting.

Yes, I like men who are my age.

There’s something really exciting about a man who is hitting his stride personally and professionally.

But there’s also something to be said for the man who has been there, done that, and wrote a book on the subject.

Older men are knowledgeable, and I find that fascinating.

So much to learn from them, it makes my head spin.