I know, i know...I was born WAY back in the 200-year anniversary of our country, 1976. That makes me 33 years old...and I am not ashamed to say it!
Wow...I feel like Tyra now with this honest revelation about myself! I mean, it's not writing how much I weigh on my stomach while standing in my underpants, but still makes me feel quite FREE!!!!
Before today, I only had my birthdate listed on my facebook profile. But I finally came to the point where I needed to add the year.
Why, you may ask?
Well, you know how in the times we live in today, when you are even remotely interested in someone, the first thing you do is check out their facebook page, right? You want to see if they are single, search through their pics, and find out how old they are!
So, I added my birthyear because:
Reason #1: I was getting way too many messages from people who were in their early 20s, interested in going out on dates.
Look...I am very flattered, but I don't want to date someone a decade younger than me, who I have little in common with.
Now, I believe that when a person gets to a certain age, we are all adults at this point...so to be good FRIENDS with someone in their early 20s is not a problem for me at all. In fact, it keeps things fun with their vibrance and youth! But, I DO NOT WANT TO DATE YOU!
It always ends up the same...even with the more mature ones...They just don't have the life experience. I don't want to talk about the Jonas Brothers, or how totally unbelievable Miley Cyrus' new video is...
ALSO...I don't want to be your sugar daddy!!! Even if nobody says it, because of the fact that I am older, I am expected to pay for everything. HELLZ NO! I would prefer to be in a relationship where we both are generous to each other, not a one-way street!
Reason #2: The flip-side of the coin. I don't really have an interest in being someone's sugar-baby...
I have always gotten the comments from people, saying that I look younger than I actually am. In fact, just Tuesday night I was picking up a bottle of wine to go have dinner with my wonderful friend Justin. The store clerk looked at my ID, and said, "You were born in 1976? I always thought you were younger."
Umm...why, thank you! :)
I mean, yes...who wouldn't want to live a life where someone is paying for everything for you? What an easy way of living that would be, right?
I don't know...maybe I'm not shallow enough, but that doesn't really appeal to me anymore. I just want to live a nice life with a nice partner who I care deeply for, rich or poor!
So...I added my birth year to my status so older guys can see that I am NOT a young'un anymore, therefore only asking me out if they truly are interested in having a real, honest relationship with me.
Reason #3: It keeps me accountable!
By knowing that everyone else can easily look to see how old I am, it helps me to remember to act my age!
Now, I am not saying 'Be old.'
I am saying, "Paul, live a great life, doing fun things with amazing people, but keep it in check! You are not in a college fraternity, you do not need to stay out til 2 in the morning on a Wednesday when you have a job to get up for in the morning, etc..."
I mean...how serious do you take an old-ass adult, who goes out EVERY weekend and stays out all night? Do you really take them serious? Sure, they might be a fun party friend, but that's about all the credit you give them...
I want to be looked at as more than that.
I am subtly letting the whole world know that I am in my early 30s...and I'm having a wonderful time. I've never been the person who lies about their age; I think that's dumb.
Be proud of whatever age you are!...even if it takes an extra minute or two to get my 33 year old body out of bed in the morning now! :)