the empty drawer Posted March 24, 2007 Share Posted March 24, 2007 Personally I have never understood the point behind the "old enough to be your father" argument, what is the point of it? Just why is it that should a woman be dating someone who is (just to put a number on it for the sake of this thread) at least 15 years her senior and a man would anyone bring up that, in some twisted way of thinking, the man is "old enough" to be her father...seriously, why? I mean...no one goes around saying "Hey, the guy you are dating is your same age, your father is old enough to be his father!", but that is actually not a far off scenario since men can just deposit their sperm and go on never knowing what little growths they have left behind. But I have never heard this said. And never mind that I have never heard a similar "old enough to be your mother" argument towards a man being with a lady his senior. So, does anyone know if there is a history or origin of the "old enough to be your father" argument? If I lived in Spain would I hear that argument being said in Spanish, or how about if I lived in Australia? Is it just a thing in The States or do others worldwide have to suffer this strange argument against a woman being with a man 15 (or so) years her senior? I have been curious about this since I was in Junior High School because the argument never made sense to me. Hope no one minds me bringing up this query. Link to comment
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