I was having breakfast the other day with a friend who was giving dating advice to his son.
For purposes of his anonymity, I am going to call just call him "Son." My friend said, "Son, you're 18 years old, so I am going to tell you how you date.
You can go back to attending frat parties and having people throw up on you. Do you really want to date someone who hasn't actually had a real job yet and is still going out and drinking like a college student?
Let’s examine some of the common types: The Total Package is smart—he went to a top college.When you're 40, you can date a woman who is 27 years old. Under this formula, you can't even date a woman over the age of 30 until you have hit 46. Half the time you can't even get out of bed without feeling pain, but thanks to Cialis, you're always ready to go. As a man, though, you are congratulated if you are 80 years old and dating a woman who is 47 years old. If you are 40 years old, try dating women who are between 33 and 47 years old.You might learn something instead of always being the guy who has to teach.He’s not really sure how to be single but he’s goddamn happy he is, and he’s sure as hell going out tonight.He’s also the arch-nemesis of The Resigned Fiance, who’s in an equally unhappy relationship but just kind of kept going with it, unable to resist the sweet, sweet inertia, and who most certainly does not want to hear about The New Lease On Life Guy’s latest exploits.And that’s just her public persona—at home, she’s fantastic in bed, a spectacular cook, loving, selfless, and devoted. He’s immersed in a fierce battle between his superhuman standards and his terror of being 40 and single—because 40 and single is not supposed to be part of The Total Package’s story.