What made all the difference was the way an ex-partner loved me.
But what’s the true meaning behind why some women are attracted to an older gentleman?
While you could refer to the senior gentlemen as “sugar daddies” or “father figures,” these terms reek of oversimplified stereotypes.
In search of a father figure, I sought out unavailable men. I had entertained a crush on a heretofore unattainable man for 10 years when he wrote me out of the blue one day to see if I was interested.
Suddenly all the latent Harlequin romance of my heart lit up like a pinball machine. At the time, I was living in Los Angeles; he was living in Maine.
Eventually, it led to my inability to let men love me.