So this week’s Court of Public Opinion will entertain the issue of age.
The situation involves a lesbian who is dating someone almost 20 years her senior, 17 to be exact. She has noticed that often times because she is younger than the woman she is dating, she is often referred to her as “young un’” and “young lady,” but should she reverse the it and call her an “old maid” there’d be problems. She says that the woman she’s dating knew how old she was when they met but still choose to move forward. She writes that because she’s in her 30s, she’s made to feel like she doesn’t know as much as the woman she’s dating, who is knocking on 50. She says that she could possibly overlook that but can’t ignore the fact that her woman goes to bed at 8 p.m. on the dot nearly most nights of the week, leaving her wide awake. She says that she’s also concerned because she thinks the woman she’s dating is going through menopause and therefore has mood swings that she just doesn’t know how to handle at times…but she really, really likes her.
She concludes her email by saying that gray hair and one organism per night (before 8 of course) withstanding, she’s tried to make it work but feels that it’s a losing battle and wants to know is she out of her league and should call it quits.
So what say you?