Due to their extensive interactions with the opposite gender, grown-up males learn that appreciating women the quickest gateway into their hearts.
Unlike young mates who may not appreciate her not-so-cute looks, older partners will praise her appearance all the same.
And you work long hours and cry a lot and your daughter has a bedroom with a window and a balcony and she is a quiet ghost who waits on the corner for a car to pick her up.
I was dying to feel older, which I accomplished by wearing impossibly short skirts and sky-high platform shoes, carrying a tiny knife disguised as a tube of lipstick in my purse and feeling sly and dangerous.
I wanted to feel desired, and the men I met were more than happy to comply—to tell me I was beautiful in my Hot Topic bustiers, breasts hiked to the collarbone, boots laced up to the knee.
By some older dude with a full wallet that can buy drugs and booze and cheap jewelry that turns her neck green but at least it is someone.
And the boys her age are loud and boring and don’t even know how to talk to a girl, can’t even read her signals which are shrieking And I was so smart.