Well, I think that you proved my point and you didn’t even realize it, which is kind of telling in itself.
I never said your age meant you could not be mentally stimulating. In fact, the first thing I said – which by being the first thing – should mean to you that it is the most important thing – was this: “I would never let age determine anything about how I feel towards a person”.
The truth is – that the age separation implies a division of life experiences – and life experiences, in many ways, define who we are as people. At minimum, they impact who we are, significantly. The people we are largely are a byproduct of our experiences. It is simple nature vs nurture, and in the social sciences, like relationships, nurture tends to be the winner in that debate.
For example, at my age, I have experienced: the death of my closest friends and family, the worries and fears of raising children, relationship highs and lows, outparenting my parents, major finance decisions, perseverance through college, bottom-of-the-food-chain career development to top-of-the-heap management. I have witnessed the world change around me in so many major ways. I have seen a lot and I know so many people who have seen so much more.
I know plenty of 20ish people, through here as well, that are more than mentally engaging, so don’t interpret what I said as all 20 year olds are duds. Can people exist that will keep me mentally engaged who are 23 years old? Of course. But the chances of that existing are much lower than a woman who has experienced a life like me, and is older. That is all I am saying.
But you already knew that. Or you would not hide behind a chickenshit anonymous ask.