I once again decided to avail myself of the free gym and lounge offered to my girlfriend at her place of employment. Normally my schedule consists of lifting weights, using the communal internet to do my daily work, running on the local trails and then grabbing a bite to eat. However, the powers that be had a surprise in store for me, and that surprise took the form of 5 elderly ladies.
At first it was just one. I was sitting in a comfy chair in the lounge when this amazonian woman (6'1') walked in and sat beside me. She inquired if I was with the "coffee club" and I said, "No, I'm just here because my girlfriend works for the company and this is considered my 'bachelor daycare' which prompted laughter and prompted conversation.
She was a widow and a mother of children slightly older than myself, and she was waiting on her friends for their little coffee club. She was promptly on time, suggesting to me she may have been ex-military, and started to ponder whether her friends were even going to show. She called one of them and while on the phone started jesting to her friend that she was sitting with a "fine young handsome man." I interrupted and suggested she tell her friend I would abscond with her to Bermuda, her friend on the other line laughed loud enough I could hear it.
Sure enough within half an hour her friends all did show and as they trickled in I was introduced to them as her "new boyfriend," "boytoy," and "time share." Every one of them laughing at each new title. I had work to do, but set my laptop aside because it became quickly obvious and apparent these ladies were neither boring or uninteresting. Yes I had work, but since I knew other humans are the most important thing in life, I set it down and participated with the ladies.
I would say "normal jousting" occurred, but while the pattern of conversation was that of jousting you would have with other men, the fact these ladies were older made it superior conversation. They were wise, they were experienced, they were witty. In short they were the perfect people that you would want to engage in conversation. They were not crass, but certainly weren't saints either. They would tell stories about how they would peek through the blinds to see young men (back in the day) roof the house from across the street. They would make high-brow remarks about me "coming over to do work for them," but at the same time inquiring what I did, telling me about their families, and other more innocent topics. They were also cultured catching every Victor Borge reference I would lay on them and not having to require me to explain who Cary Grant was. They, in short, were not just a pleasure to be around, but were the epitome of fun. No person on the face of the planet would not have fun with these women.
Because of this I decided that we should all meet at the lounge during the day time and I would grill them steaks and make them martini's. Not one of them refused the offer. We set a date, arranged for some minor logistics, and I have a afternoon date with 5 elderly ladies for steak and martinis in the near future.
Now let me tell you the important lessons to take away from this experience.
#1 Enjoy Them While They Are Here
Every young man, and I mean EVERY young man, needs to hang out, at least once, with elderly ladies. Not for any ulterior motives such as MILF/GILF or gigilo/money, etc., but because this is the last generation of real women you will ever get to interact with.
Understand once this generation dies off you get to deal with aging boomer hippies, middle aged Gen X'er feminists, and entitled Gen Y'ers and millineals, all of which have to one extent or another been influenced and impaired by feminism. In other words the last true remaining, classy, Sophia Loren-esque women will die off and you will never get to enjoy hanging out with them, leaving you with "empowered women" and "masters in communications" types of females who are only female in gender. There are non-physical reasons men like women and these women are the last ones on the planet that "got it." Reasons that are soon going to go away and you won't ever get to enjoy. So I suggest you enjoy their company and presence while you still can.
#2 This is "How It's Supposed to Be"
You ever feel like you're walking on eggshells with modern day women? Always wonder where the next sucker punch is going to come from? Asking yourself the question, "Will I go to jail if I ask a girl to dance?"
Well that's because women have been co-opted under the socialist guise of "feminism" to be victims and any interaction between men and women is hyper-analyzed to see if those interactions in any way can be construed as "oppression," "victimization" or "crime." In other words, a war has been declared between men and women, unbeknownst to most men.
This is how women were before the "war."
Men and women got along. Men appreciated women and women appreciated men. They would wittingly spar, counter with charm and see who could crack the most smiles from the opposing team. They were not focused on themselves, but rather intrigued and interested in the other. And if you ever wish to experience how that felt, not to mention have a standard or a "goal" as to how men and women should interact, again, hang out with older women.
#3 True Judges and Judgement
Nearly every young man is judged every day. And he is certainly judged when he approaches a woman of his age be it for a date, a social event, or what have you. However, unfortunately, this young man has no context. And when Sally McDitzysociologymajor shoots him down, perhaps even mocking him in the process, he actually thinks that this somehow reflects upon his:
worth as a man
My question is simple - why do you let the most inexperienced, spoiled and childish people in the history of human kind (20 something western girls) judge you AND accept their judgement as a true measure of your worth?
I do not say this out of desire or bias, but because it is true. What experience, wisdom or hindsight does Tanya the Suburbanite Princess have to give her such authority?
Older women are much better judges as to the quality and caliber of a person (be it a man or a woman) than their younger, spoiled-brat, entitled 20 something counterparts and if you really want to know if you are a good person, charming individual and all around good man, then it is older women you should hang out with.
Can you get them to laugh?
Can you get them to like you?
Can you get them to smile?
and the ultimate condoning of your quality as a man
Can you get them to start inquiring about setting you up with their daughters or granddaughters?
There is no larger or better endorsement to your caliber and quality as a man than a nice ole grandma lady asking if you have a girlfriend and saying she has a nice single grandaughter she'd like you to meet.
I say all of the above not because I'm looking for anybody to validate myself or others.
I say all of the above not to make you feel better about yourselves.
I am saying all of the above because it is true.
Our female elders, just like our male elders, have just as much wisdom and MORE when it comes to the opposite sex. And if you want to enjoy the company of women, and appreciate the true intellect of females, and have some honest judges as to your worth in salt as a man, then I strongly suggest you hang out with our female elders.
This post made in honor of my dance partner in Wyoming. She said yes when all the 20 somethings said no.