When I first started dating my boyfriend, it threw me off when he didn’t text me, but—wait for it— instead.
From what I’ve gathered, a man in his 20s is more likely to blow his cash on frivolous things, while men in their 30s and are likely to save money for the future or for experiences, like a romantic vacation (wink, wink). “He texted me an hour after I texted him.” “What should I text him back? I can still remember the days when I’d utter those words and essentially have an anxiety attack every time my phone buzzed and it was a guy my own age I’d been casually seeing.
And while that may be true for some, a 2010 study by the University of Dundee in Scotland found that as women become more financially independent, their taste may skew toward older (and better-looking) men. As a woman becomes more confident in her own career and finances, she seeks a partner who matches that, which often is not a 25-year-old guy.
To be clear, my boyfriend isn’t rich, but he’s picked up one important habit over the years: investing.
This time, i was practicing a form of Buddhism that is focused on optimizing lives by using ones innate abilities.
I got advice from a very experienced senior lady in the group, and she told me that I was creating the pain, and to chant Nam Myoho Renge Kyo with the intention of dissolving the pain. After a few days, I realized that I was the only man in the world, in my age group, that was giving her the power to hurt me.