Hello all, Far be it for me to post stuff about what goes on in my personal life, but I felt like talking about this. I don't know if anyone remembers, but a few months ago I posted a thread saying that I've grown tired of girls my age and was looking towards the older women market (wow that makes me sound like I have an MBA in dating or something *LOL* ). Anyways, I met such an older woman and found that I had an instant connection with her. To make a long story short, I met a really nice woman at a gig back in September. She really loved my playing and genuinely respected me as a musician. She volunteered her phone number to me (which according to her friend, she rarely gives out her number). To abbreviate a long story that's really not important, I'll just say that it took a few months to get in touch with her again. After seeing her the second time, she wound up moving and the number she gave me was no longer relevant. Her friend showed up at another gig to give me the new number. Success!!! I finally got to actually talk to her for a lenght of time (4 1/2 hours straight on the phone to be exact), and it was great. We definately had an instant connection. We talked about everything from Bob Dylan to Jack Kerouac to A Clockwork Orange to Picasso. I haven't ever been with someone I could talk with about those things. This woman's intelligent, down to earth, cultured, attractive, and interesting. She's 31; I'm 23. She's been married before, but has no children. She's also a nurse, and I love it when someone has a career (most of the females from where I live that stayed in the area are content to produce babies and work at the local convience store). Because she was older, I was afraid that she may be in a hurry to get married again or hurry up and have children - I'm an undergrad planning on going to grad school, so education/career is paramount for me right now - and niether of those were the case. It wasn't as if I were "testing" her, but she did pretty much answer "correctly" to everything I was wondering. *LOL* I recently tried to date someone my own age and it just didn't work. I know that it's wrong to think that all of my peers are going to give me a bad experience, but this girl turned out to be a waste of time. She didn't know who she was and I couldn't hold an interesting conversation with her. Someone has to know who they are and have confidence in themselves or it's a real turn-off for me. Comparing these two interactions is like night and day. Well, she definately showed interest in continuing to get to know one another when we concluded our conversation and the fact that she's gone to great lenghts to make a connection with me is a good sign, so I'll see where things lead me. I just wanted to let everyone know about my positive experience. For the longest time, I always pictured myself with someone younger - because of course, that's how it usually goes: older guy, younger girl - but right now, I really do see myself with someone older.