“I am going to share an insight it took me altogether too long to realize. When you’re in your early twenties and older men are interested in you, it is not a flattering reflection of your own wit or intelligence or maturity. Rather, it’s more likely an indication that these men have neither the ability or the inclination to date women who have figured out what they want and how to ask for it. There are exceptions, of course, but here’s the rule: you’re not exceptionally interesting, they’re just tedious.”

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