Thursday, June 28, 2007

MEN OF A "CERTAIN AGE"

We have a male boarder in our household. He's in his early 50s and one of the most dedicated skirt chasers I have ever met. He's pathological about it to the point that Linda and I will not give him the passwords to access our computers because he is on umpty million dating sites.

So I'm really asking for both the men and women reading this - what's up with that? Linda has called him a male whore to his face and he denies it - but she pointed out that if a woman had as many one-night stands as HE does - that's what she would be called and fair is fair.

8 comments:

Dan said...

Biology. Women need one man for fatherhood and men want many women for enjoyment. Men like to look at women and fantasize about being liked and appreciated by them; we want to be their heroic rescuer or their shoulder to cry on or their boyfriend. Even, and more especially, older men with failings, a spare tire, and a comb-over.

Women don't see to care so much about such things, at least not so men can tell. I often hear a complaint that men are lured by the promise of affection early in a relationship only to discover that that is a one-way street: What once was a "Take me, now" promise might easily become a "Take me home, now" date. Women aren't held to the same standard of behavior as men, like it or not, and it's most likely hard-wired into all of us.

Have your boarder be more discreet about his interests. Remind him that no gentleman ever strives to be a bore, and that there is a well-defined line between being an appreciative and willing date, and being a cad.

Dan

Gayle Miller said...

Thanks Dan.

Dan said...

Men are like dogs: All you have to do is feed us and pet us, and we think you love us...

Dan Patterson

Mred said...

G. Gordon Liddy has a whole theory about the hunter/gatherer male who roams and takes VS the home maintainer who nutures stability for her children.

Not all hunters tell the truth.

Aaron Matthew Arnwine - LifelikePundits.com said...

This is typical gay behavior.

Or if he is actually straight, then he needs therapy because online cruising and hooking up is a habit hard to break.

but again, gays have mastered the online hookup (I should know as I used to be one of them).

The only way he'll stop is if he just doesn't go on the computer.

Or you could BAN dating sites on your computer.

And why are you ignoring me!!! I thought we were supposed to hang out sometime now that your in the area and I never heard from you.

Gayle Miller said...

My personal opinion is that he is a closet case - but that's just my opinion.

I've sent you several e-mails - sorry I haven't been in DC at all but I plan to be next week!

Anonymous said...

"And why are you ignoring me!!! I thought we were supposed to hang out sometime now that your in the area and I never heard from you."

Talk about your on-line hookup...

Captain America said...

anonymous...that was priceless. He's a man whore. And what...? Thats something new? Be glad he's chasing women.