Great read. Since when was love conventional? I've actually been in the shoes of this so called Colin in the article, where I had my fair share of "Dads". However, they too had a laundry list of pre-requisites, that I did not currently meet, such as a high paying career, life experiences, location, and quite surprising- my age. However, looking back on it, I don't think it was me who had the issue. I think it was the guy or "Dad" I was seeing. I never had a negative out view in life, never saw age or color as a barrier that could stop me from loving someone and for that, the world was truly my oyster (Ignorance is bliss as you can say). I was no ones broken goods, I was just living life, and was looking for someone to compliment that.
With a few more years under my belt I truly do feel for the older gentlemen who has this "Need" to find "The ONE" and will cast aside potential people that can have positive and life changing impacts on their lives. Heck, if the this older guy I was seeing just saw it through the tunnel with me as I was going through school, and what not who's to say that we wouldn't be happily be together to this day? I can also say if he gave me a few more years he would have seen that I've gotten that career he spoke of, a career that is able to help me stand on my own two feet regardless of his income. I've gotten this so called "life experiences" as they called it, as I feel like that isn't such a pre-requisite as people claim it to be, as everyone has life experiences regardless of age. I'm able to travel freely, heck probably move to a different state if I chose to, to be with the one I love.
What I didn't like about the article was that the person speaking made it sound like Colin's age was very much a turn off even to the very end. But other then that a very good read. Sorry for the rant, but I feel like there should be younger men who should shed some light that not all younger guys are red flags, when it comes to potential partners and not some pin point fling bound to happen.