Dating a man 25 years older than me
I've learned it's impossible to be closed-off with a person who is willing to be entirely vulnerable to you, so the tough, emotionally impregnable woman I was has been replaced by someone much softer.I've never felt so exposed, and while that's terrifying, I'm feeling emotions more deeply than ever before.
We met the following week, and I spilled the tale of my failed marriage. It was under renovation, but we snuck into a dark conference room to admire the stunning Nile view … It was a great kiss — until a security guard pointed his massive flashlight at us and shooed us away.
The last time that had happened to me, I'd been in the back of my high school boyfriend's car. A few days after our kiss, he said he considered us a couple, and a week later, he told me he loved me.
And despite the age difference and the fact that we disagreed on everything from movies to ideal vacation spots, I felt the same way.
Living this period of his life with him gives me the sensation of reliving mine.
Only this time around, I'm a better version of myself.
He was a Tunisian journalist coming to Cairo to start a new job, and he wanted my advice about neighborhoods and rents. A few days after he arrived, he asked if I'd like to get together. In the meantime, I checked out his Facebook profile and realized that he was much younger than me.