younger guys

Love & Sex

His name was Patrick, but everyone referred to him as “the 17-year-old.” That was how his number was saved in my phone. I met the 17-year-old while visiting my 17-year-old cousin in the burbs. I was 22. The cousin brought me to a high school party. Patrick was in the corner, tall and spidery with… READ MORE »


“I am really happy in my personal life … but it is complicated. I’m in the process of figuring out the future, and so is he… He’s incredibly kind, caring and sensitive. He challenges me in ways I wouldn’t be challenged otherwise. Even if we are not on the same page all the time, I… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

Last week, I met a friend for coffee and, as we sipped our cappuccinos, I pumped her for details on the date she’d been on the the night before. “It was alright,” she said, sounding unenthused. “He was just really … young.”

“How young?” I asked, worried we might be talking about a… READ MORE »