In response to Yahoo’s offensive article about why men date younger women.

Special Guest Article from Ms Todd

I’ve always thought it was a bit creepy when older guys go after younger women rather than women in their own age range.

 As the mother of a daughter, a daughter who is both beautiful and smart , I find this article extremely offensive.

It is so shallow and superficial and just plain sick. So here you go with my comments to these guys in italics. These men are see women as objects, not real women or friends. Of course older women don’t like these guys. Even younger women will find them disgusting. So here we go. Italics is me. Non-italics is from the article.

Ever feel like all the men your age are dating women half your age? OK, maybe not half your age, but you get the idea. What makes men attracted to women a decade or more younger than themselves? Is it just about looks and our youth-centric culture? Well, that’s part of it. But you might be surprised to learn the real reasons that go way beyond physical attraction.

Because they are assholes. That is the only reason why. It feeds their small brained, small dicked egos. Yes, I have strong opinions on this subject.
It’s all about the law of averages as you get older
“When you reach your mid-40s, it’s not so much that dating a younger woman becomes more attractive, it’s just harder not to date them. The law of averages means that proportionately fewer women your age are single. But dating a woman in her late 20s/early 30s when you’re approaching 40 is also less demanding; you’re not faced with the same requirements to make a decision about your future. When your new girlfriend is 36, she expects you’re thinking about the next few years, not just the next few dates.”
— Christopher, 38, Chicago, IL

Really? I know a lot of women who marry when they are in their late 30s. They are smart and attractive. Oh right. I forgot you don’t like smart women who expect you to be a grown-up real man. I forgot what an asshole you are.

Their carefree attitudes make younger women more appealing
“I’d say the allure is that younger women are less judgmental and less set in their ways. They don’t have a laundry list of what they want in a partner, a career or even life just yet. Younger women are more friendly, I suppose. I think that kind of attitude appeals to guys my age who want a relationship to really be on their terms.”
— Larry, 35, Edison, NJ

Dear Larry,

I know plenty of carefree women who are your age. They are just tired of putting up with dick weeds like you. Men like you are so fucking immature.

They let me embrace my inner goofball on dates
“Honestly, younger women are sometimes more open to having goofy good times than a woman who has a few years on her. You can invite them to the midnight showing of Guardians of the Galaxy without getting a skeptical look.”
— Marlon*, 39, Atlanta, GA

Dear Marlon,

I am the funny goofy one in my marriage. I’m in my 50’s and I’m always goofy. Well except now after reading your asshole remarks.  I’m the girl too. How about that? And so what are you going to do when your younger girlfriend wants to get serious and stop playing Tinker Bell to your Peter Pan? What will you do when she says “I can’t do a late movie because I have a meeting tomorrow.” Fuck you asshole. Guys like you are NO FUN. Grow up.

Fewer years of dating equals less emotional baggage to carry
“The appealing thing about younger women is their outlook on life. They tend to be untainted by experiences that have hardened older women. For example, when a woman’s been lied to a lot after years of dating, she always thinks that you’re lying to her, too. And that’s a turn-off. Younger women are less cynical, and that’s a big draw.”
— Alan*, 46, New York, NY

Dear Alan,

How about your emotional baggage? Do you think a woman in her 20’s wants to deal with that? Not to mention the baggage around your waist and your baggy flat old man butt and your limp dick that won’t work without those little blue pills.

Dating without an agenda means having more fun together
“What makes a younger woman a good catch? She’s not itching to have a ring on her finger. She’s interested in the here and now, in going out, in having fun. It may sound like a cliché, but it’s reality. I’m not anti-marriage, I’m just anti-agenda. A younger woman seems more willing to let things take their natural course.”
— Roger, 35, New York, NY

Dear Asshole, I mean Roger,

Most older women I know (older being over 30) date without an agenda. Who the fuck are you asking out. Of course older women won’t date you because you’re a jerk.

The ego boost helps me maintain my health and vitality
“When a guy reaches a certain age, he worries he will see his youth and vitality wane. A younger woman reaffirms for me that I’ve still got it going on.”
— Mike, 40, Orlando, FL


Dear Mike,

You’re an asshole. You see her as a sex object. She only wants you for your money. Younger women know how to fake it. With older women it is real (I’m not talking about love, I’m talking about multiple orgasms, something you obviously know nothing about.)

Impressing a younger date is easier
“One advantage of dating a younger woman is that you can play ‘cruise director’ — i.e., show her all your secret favorite places that she probably hasn’t experienced yet. They’re easier to impress and very willing to be escorted around. Women like it when you have a plan and it’s well-executed.”
— Bill, 33, New York, NY

Dear Bill,

You lack imagination and a sense of adventure. You lack maturity. You lack a lot of things you dickwad. Obviously you have deep-seated problems that make you feel like you have to impress someone. You’re an asshole. Grow up.


OK guys, have I made myself clear?

I’m glad to say that my husband is younger than me AND he loves the older version of me.  The older version of me is a lot of fun – in fact I’m a lot more fun now than I ever was (and believe me, that is a lot of fun.)

 And I’m glad to say my father brought up all of his daughters to think it was disgusting to date guys who were a lot older. Needless to say all of his daughters are married to younger men (3 and 6 years younger) or men exactly their own age. Thanks dad.




This is the stupid article:



Of Fries And Let’s Be Honest Here

One of the best articles I’ve ever read about Fries and Relationships. Click here for: Of Fries And Let’s Be Honest Here.


This post gets a 5 plus stars from West Coast Review.

And if you aren’t following the blog Of Fries and Men ( do yourself a favor and follow it.

No End in Sight (the rest of the story)

A short bit of fiction to start off the week with…

No End in Sight

A short story from Juliette Kings 


The cold tile under her feet was always preferable to shoes. That was something her mother never understood. Just like nobody understood when Karl passed away she didn’t want to be bothered by anyone for a long time. She went to the beach where she could feel the cool sand in her toes and stood under the gray sky watching the waves for hours. Then she went home and wondered what was next.He looked across the beach and saw a woman who reminded him of a girl he knew in college. Only this woman was older than the 22-year-old girl he’s last seen. The woman on the beach was around his age. Standing alone she watched the waves. He should have gone up to her, or at least walked by close enough to see if it was the girl who’d haunted his thoughts for the past 30 years.After she arrived home she sat on her deck listening to the sounds of the woodpeckers. A dog barked or other suburban sounds drifted over the fence. She poured another glass of wine. Now what?

via No End in Sight (the rest of the story).

Click on the link above for the rest of the story and links to more unique short stories..

Conflicted Feelings

More relationship advice from The Romance Genie. Click here for: Conflicted Feelings.


The Romance Genie is a fairly new blog from Griffin Thomas. He answers questions about romance and relationships. Check it out at


Night of the Living Dead – Ex-boyfriend Version

Just a little bit of Relationship fun. Click here for: Night of the Living Dead – Ex-boyfriend Version.


The Art of Writing Love Letters is Alive and Well (even for Zombies & Ghosts)

Click here for: The Art of Writing Love Letters is Alive and Well (even for Zombies & Ghosts).

Love is always in the air…an interesting article for all (and I really mean ALL)

How many times a week do you shave? If you answer incorrectly, we may have to kill you.

Click here: How many times a week do you shave? If you answer incorrectly, we may have to kill you..

If you don’t think this is both brilliant and funny and if you don’t learn something by it…well then there is no hope for you. SO relax and read it and enjoy.


If you aren’t following the blog “Lucy’s Football” you should be. You REALLY should be.

It’s “I’ll Answer Your Questions” Monday: How many cats can you own before people think you’re crazy?

Click here for a purrrrrfect post: It’s “I’ll Answer Your Questions” Monday: How many cats can you own before people think you’re crazy?.

This is one of the best blog posts I’ve seen all week. A full 5 stars from West Coast Review. THIS is how to write a blog post!

How to write a response to a love letter (which is more fun if it isn’t addressed to YOU)

How to write a response to a love letter (which is more fun if it isn’t addressed to YOU).


Click on the link above for some middle of the week fun and romance (more fun than romance)

Uncle Val’s Advice on Women

Since it is February and romance is in the air (or maybe not) I thought I’d bring this back for kicks and grins. If you’re in the “maybe not” group you might find this helpful. If you are in the mood for love you’ll find it fun (trust me on this one):

Click here for: Uncle Val’s Advice on Women (for Vampires and everyone else).