The role of a father figure is always undermined because it is the mother who brings the child into the world.
The mother is the one who literally rears and nurtures the child.
On the other hand, in a patriarchal society, the father protects and educates the child about the nasty ways of the world.
A girl who has never had a male figure in her life to look out for her or has had a strained relationship with her father, is often affected somehow.
Thank god, at least, for this: Love you guys, mean it.
It was a Saturday night, and I was in the midst of my usual routine: squeezing into some tight-as-hell black pants before painting the town with my girlfriends. Seeing as it was past midnight, I picked it up, expecting it to be my ex or some f*ckboy trying to get some action. Instead, I found multiple voice memos and voicemails from my estranged father.
Also, quick s/o to Ashley's hand, which appears to be holding an imaginary glass of wine.
Now, no hate if you're for some strange reason attracted to middle-aged men who are not George Clooney, but these pairings make approximately zero sense.
However, it’s nice to be nice to people regardless of what they have gone through.
Fast-forward five years and I am insanely in love with this man.
I had never dated an older man nor did I ever imagine I would (although I did always find Harrison Ford more attractive than Chace Crawford, so maybe it has been inside me all along).
But see, for men who covet younger women, it’s not whether you look good for your age – it’s what age you really are. If she wants to date a guy who is 6’2”, makes 0,000 , likes skiing, is within ten miles of her house and five years of her age, you know what? All she has to do is go on Match.com, and wade through a few thousand applicants. There are many other things that are attractive about older men. They can afford nicer restaurants and vacations and have cultivated greater tastes in the arts.
They’re more experienced, more chivalrous, and more likely to want to settle down than a twentysomething party boy.