But now that I'm middle-aged - and there is a huge shortage of us - they hit on me on streets, in parks, in stores, in coffee shops, at work.
Of course, they are middle-aged, too. (Although, for some reason I cannot ascertain, I get women young enough to be my daughters looking at me. The last one I caught doing that, I looked at her and laughed, then said, "You're probably thinking, 'He must have been kinda cute 30 years ago,'" and she smiled.
Some are divorced (usually these women are full of hate and anger), some had their husbands die, and others were never married (I was in a park one time when a woman walked over to see my dog, then out of the blue told me, "I haven't had a boyfriend for seven years").
This is just basic economics, which most woman don't understand. One of me; five of you. Simple supply-and-demand.
Decades ago I told a friend of mine: "When we're younger women have the most power, but when we get older we have it." He didn't say anything, because after all, silence is acquiescence.
Also decades ago, I told a retired man, "Women want all the responsibilities of being a man and woman and none of the responsibilities." He waited a few seconds, raised his eyebrows and said, "You know, you're right."
They want everything but can give little, sometimes nothing.
Samuel Johnson, hundreds of years ago, said, "Nature hath given women so much power the law wisely gives them little." Not any more, to the detriment of everyone.
How many parents today tell their daughters, "When you're younger, if you're attractive, you will have lots of male attention, but once you it a certain age, it just evaporates. Good or bad, that's just the way it is."
How about: no one tells their daughter these things.
I first noticed in my middle thirties that when I met a woman I knew from high school I often did not recognize them. And they had been cute in high school.
On the other hand, they always recognized me.
I recently met a 54-year-old woman, never married, who still thinks her divorced boyfriend, who is a few years older than her, is still going to marry her. I said nothing.
When I was growing up, when people got married, they stayed married. Being a divorced woman garnered both disapproval and titillation - a "divorcee!"
Yet today divorce means nothing.
Yet, a man can always get remarried, but the older a woman is, the harder it is for her. And they always blame that on men.
There is an old saying: a woman can always get laid and a man can always get married.
These days, many young women want to get married, but not stay married. Bizarre, and it makes no sense, just the way it makes no sense they think they can wait until their thirties and expect the man of their dreams to show up.
Men tend to be more realistic about these things, which I find odd, since men are the real romantics (who writes romance songs: men or women? Men, of course). Apparently a lot of women live in a self-deluded fantasy world.
Speaking of parents telling their daughters about the world, how many of them tell their daughters men invented everything in the world and a little respect and gratitude goes a long way.
How about, again, never?
For that matter, no one believes in male superiority like women. After all, when things get just a little bit hard, they fly straight to a man to fix it. And yet, at the same time, they're envious and want to drag them down ("feminism" is not about female equality - it's about destroying men, which means women cutting their own throats).
Bizarre, isn't it? "Give me everything while I try to destroy you! And ask me out while I show no interest in you!"
What a goofy country.