10 Reasons It’s Great To Date A Grown-Up

If my last few dates with grown-ups have taught me anything, it’s that they’re not all that bad. In fact, when they’re actually acting like the grown-ups they are (and I still need some tips in that area), they can be pretty great. Or more specifically: really great.

Perhaps, there’s not all that excitement and drama, but I’m starting to realize, or rather I’m being told by friends and family, that at some point the drama gets old. I am confused by this because my father, the crazy Frenchman, is still quite dramatic and it still supplies hours of entertainment for all of us.

I can admit that it’s weird for me when someone calls when they say they’re going to, and not just to get laid, but to actually spend time with me. I didn’t know this was a “thing.” What’s even weirder are all these manners going on — wait, he just literally rushed to open the door for me? And he just said that someday he can see himself getting married? It’s like being tossed into a whole new bubble and I’m just bouncing around inside it without getting a chance to land because it’s all so new and foreign to me that I don’t even know where I’d put my feet down if I tried.

I had said I was giving up the “man-child,” but the last couple dates I’ve been on have proven that I was indeed ready to jump into unchartered watered; more than ready. It was time, so here I am.


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    • porkchop

      Reliability is such a turn-on. All my celebrity crushes have the reputation of being really responsible and into their wives.

      Another nice thing about grown men is that they deserve to be with reliable women, and that inspires you to reduce the amount of time you spend acting like a nut job. Or at least it does me.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chris.kirsten.9 Chris Kirsten

        yes we all do….reliability is tough to come by these days

    • Nancy

      I am sending the link to this to my boyfriend!! Thank you again, Amanda!

    • Nancy

      I am sending the link to this to my boyfriend!! Thank you again, Amanda!

    • Lastango

      It sounds like… he respects you! Probably was raised that way. So there could be a lot more old-fashioned stuff coming down the pike… including you in his life, talking about the two of you, making you feel special and wanted. He might even think that’s part of his job as a Real Man.

    • Kj

      Yay Chatel, does this mean you have found one such adult man? (Reading comprehension not so great today.)

      The best is when they are like, “I love to hear you talk!” …and you’re like… ” … … …Did I hear that right?”

      • Amanda Chatel

        Perhaps… or perhaps, I’m jinxing myself. Details to come obvs!

        (I’m sooo trying to make obvs happen in almost everything I write or say these days… isn’t it delightfully douchy?)