Jeans – AG, Shoes – Nine West, Vest – Guess, Belt – consignment store, Hat – vintage, Necklace – homemade by me
I went out to a singles dance last night with my girlfriend.
I know I'm not single, but I do like to dance and since hubby is away ( I did tell him and he was on board with the idea) I thought it would be a good opportunity to dress up and shake my groove thang.
My girlfriend is 9 years older than me. I say this because it's important to know that this singles dance had a much older crowd than what I'm used to.
Let's just say that this is the first time in a very long time that I felt like the baby of the crowd.
There were some guys my age, and maybe a few younger, but not many.
That did not stop me from dancing the night away. My girlfriend and I had a blast.
And this is a BIG but…
Why is it that older men…okay let's be honest…OLD men think that they have it goin' on still?
I'm not dissing them. Some of them still had some good moves.
And most of them were polite and had good manners.
Some of them however…seemed to think that even though they were the same age as my Dad that they had a great chance of "getting to know me". NOT happenin' dude.
I call this the Hugh Hefner complex. Except that Hugh has loads of cash, a famous mansion and although it may be a fading empire, some kind of cachet or power that many women still find enticing. Personally I don't, but to each his or her own.
Old dude with no power and no cash.
But man that is not stopping them from thinking they are as hot if not hotter than Michael Fassbender and have more to offer than George Clooney.
In their own eyes they are all Adonis.
So many of the men had this confidence. Full body confidence.
In fact they were so confident with their big bellies, balding heads, wrinkles and sagging jowls that it was almost arrogant. They were that much into themselves.
When they look in the mirror they must be thinking …
"Man oh man…you are lookin' HOT tonight! Wait till the ladies see this."
Whereas a woman, no matter how fantastic she may look, views herself in the mirror and sees all her flaws.
"My eyes are too baggy, I think I put on some weight, this looks too tight, are people going to notice my heavy thighs?"
Men congratulate themselves and women criticize themselves.
We need to take a lesson from the men and stop beating ourselves up.
And understand that we are all Goddesses.
No matter our age, weight, height, social status, job, etc.
We are all,
Remember that the next time you look at yourself in the mirror.
No one can treat you better than yourself.
You deserve it.
Now go out there and hit on some guy 25 years younger than you.
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