Dating: Age is Not Just a Number

Embed from Getty Images Being a philosopher and single again, I have been overthinking the whole dating thing. I suspect that those who give it little or no thought do much better; but I am what I
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Embed from Getty Images Being a philosopher and single again, I have been overthinking the whole dating thing. I suspect that those who give it little or no thought do much better; but I am what I am and therefore I must overthink. An interesting adventure in interaction provided me with something new, or rather old, to think about: age and dating. In this scenario I was talking with a woman and actually had no intention of making any overtures or moves (smooth or otherwise). With some storytelling license in play, we join the story in progress. Her: Flirt. Flirt. Flirt. Her: “So, what do you do for work?” Flirt. Me: “I’m a philosophy professor.” Her: “At FSU?” Flirt. Me: “No, literally across the tracks at FAMU.” Her: “When did you start?” Flirt. Me: “1993.” Her: “1993…how old are you?” Me: “Fifty.” At this point, she dropped out of flirt mode so hard that it damaged the space-time continuum. Windows cracked. Tiny fires broke out in her hair. Car alarms went off. Pokémon died.. . .

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