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In Praise Of Men Over 40

I got this from a spinster… Her comments (and those of the original piece she references) in are italics, my comments are in bold.

Andy Rooney called it “In Praise of Women Over 40” (or something like that). I like it.

Well, Andrea Rooney has written a fine rebuttal:

As I grow in age, I value men who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

As I grow in age, I value men who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

A man over 40 will never ask you (when you’re being bitchy and sulky) “Honey, what’s wrong?” He simply doesn’t care what’s wrong with you. Grow up.

If a woman over 40 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.

A man over 40 doesn’t want to go shopping, he doesn’t get pissed off that you do. He does something he wants to do. And, it’s always something more interesting like creating life-saving medical devices for women, managing the construction of a shoe store, or supervising the logistics of manufacturing jewelry.

A woman over 40 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 40 give a damn what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

A man over 40 is confident, successful, and knows who he is. Few men over 40 give a damn about what you think about him or what he’s doing.

Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Men over 40 are dignified. They will never have a screaming match in public or private, they will simply leave to find another woman. If you deserve it, they’ll trade you in even faster. The shooting stuff? Andy Rooney is dead, he should have died of natural causes after he wrote this stupid list.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

No man should be be generous with praise. It makes him look like a chump. All men of all ages know what it’s like to be unappreciated. But stupid men “man up” to accept that lying down.

A woman over 40 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over 40 couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

A man over 40 has the confidence to introduce any of his friends to you. A younger man with confidence will do the same. A man over 40 couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to his friends because he’s dating three other women.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. They always know.

Men get smarter as they age. They always know because they use logic and reason to evaluate a relationship situation. You never have to confess your sins to a man over 40. He’s out-sinned you and has for more options for continued sinning.

A woman over 40 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women or drag queens.

A man over 40 simply looks good.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

With a wrinkle or two, a man is far more attractive because it shows his experience and wisdom.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Older men are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a bitch or if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with him.

Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 40+, there is a paunchy, lazy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

Yes, we praise men over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every interesting, smart, charismatic man of 40+, there is a fat, bitchy relic in sweat pants attempting to make a fool of herself with some 22-year-old stud. Gentlemen, I apologize.

Gentlemen, that spinster blog requires the bright light of the Manosphere. Have at it.

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