My Friends Want To Set Me Up With ‘Age Appropriate’ Women

I’ve got nothing against women my own age. I just don’t want to date them.

Many 45-year old women are great mothers and accountants and lawyers and the like. I respect their work but I don’t want to get snuggly with them.

I want a young vigorous colt of a woman who can make babies.

The last five years in particular, I’ve noticed a lot of annoyance by women my age when I date someone in her early 20s.

I don’t fetishize youth. Half the time, I do date women my own age but the phrase “age appropriate” fills me with dread.

I’m compiling a list of the most common things people say to me. Number one would be, “What are we going to do with you?”

Joe* emails: It’s fine for them to set you up with age appropriate women as long as they understand that the appropriate age is half the man’s age plus seven.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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