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'' They see each other as 40, not 80, and still feel they have all this potential ahead of them.'' Which leaves boomers like me thinking we should be in charge, even though we don't control the car keys or the curfew. The old man will nod, and later tell the matchmaker he will date only far younger women.'' You have to pull back and let him pick who he wants,'' Mr. In fact, maybe if I had children or even just a partner, I wouldn't have all this time to butt in. It gives us something to talk about.'' Hey, you can just date vicariously through me,'' he said.
With life expectancies 10 years longer than a generation ago, not to mention a brazen new world in which empowered older women with cellphones and e-mail accounts pursue men with Viagra prescriptions, some single seniors are behaving like lapsed teenagers.'' These days, people are just eternal boys and girls,'' said Susan Shapiro Barash, the author of '' Second Wives: The Pitfalls and Rewards of Marrying Widowers and Divorced Men,'' and a teacher of gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College. '' The trouble is, it's not always what the parents want.'' For instance, a child will stipulate that the potential match for an octogenarian father should be in her 70's. '' If you had teenage children, you'd be impossible,'' she observed.
Never mind the television show ''8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.'' This is the reverse. He knew more about another woman, introduced to him by friends. And she's attractive, bright, more suitable geographically and the requisite good bridge player.'' She seems better than the other,'' I said. '''' It's just chemistry,'' he replied.
Last Sunday, he went to pick up a date from the weekend home of her daughter, who appeared in the driveway when he pulled up.'' She didn't tell me to have her mother home early or anything,'' Dad said.
When she was young, there was no physical reason to do this.