If fellow passengers assume you're off to see what college options the Bay Area offers (instead of what you're really doing: visiting friends from college for a five-year graduation reunion), they're more likely to surrender the window seat or extra pretzels. She didn't speak English very well, and I had an even looser grasp on Polish.
I didn't even much think about it, since, even though I'm 27, I'm regularly asked to provide proof of my booze-buying legality. I mean, I was buying a stupid bottle of wine on a Wednesday night among a menagerie of other depressing items like frozen spinach and eggs.
I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences.
I still get the common response from my friends: “He’s too old for you! ” I’ve also had a few people in my life suggest that I do it because I am a "gold digger."So, the broad answer is this: To clarify, I’m not dating older men because I am a “gold digger.” It’s more important for me to pull my own weight and be financially stable.
Sorry, but just because biology gave me a forever kid-face doesn't mean you get to assign condescending monikers to further demean my adult status.
When you look young, people are constantly underestimating you anyway — not fun when they employ language that undercuts your authority even more. (Even if I do know you, probably still refrain.) I don't understand how looking like a teenager makes a stranger feel more comfortable in cupping your shoulder or roughing up your hair.