Oh, those naughty SMILTs.
May 27, 2001 11:28 PM   Subscribe

Oh, those naughty SMILTs. Or single men in their late thirties. Apparently, they mack on all the twentysomething chicks, and get away with it. Twentysomething guys, really, are too desperate to settle down to merit serious attention. "I'm shy and awkward and desparate for love!" Chandler cried as Janice quickly shut the door behind her.

Thanks to textism for the initial link. It's a great time to be 21!

posted by moz (14 comments total)
Of course, anyone who can afford to take someone to Paris on a date is never going to be short of female attention. Unless, of course, they live just outside Paris, anyway.

What is it with this genre of journalism that's predicated on missing the entire point in the Universe?

I mean "[thirty-something men are] multiplying faster than ants at a picnic". The real story here is obviously a hot new kind of parthenogenesis
posted by Grangousier at 12:16 AM on May 28, 2001

What about SWILTs?

Those exist, too! Cavorting around at cocktail parties and preying off young man-flesh. I've seen my share of those, let me tell you, and I like!
posted by Succa at 5:39 AM on May 28, 2001

They used to call this "poaching" and it is a very old phenomenon indeed. Enjoy the ride fellahs, cause it never lasts. Eventually these guys will end up bald, fat, middle aged and boring and their gold digger "girlfriends" will flick them away like a ant crawling on their arm.

I'm not making generalizations about people, just the "meat market" scene which tend to be overrun with guys who just want to get laid and women who just want guys to spend money on them. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's why I don't waste my time in singles' bars.
posted by dr. zoidberg at 6:53 AM on May 28, 2001

The best place to meet someone is where hooking up is not the main theme. Bars, beaches, match makeing services, etc.. suck. Better off meeting someone at school, church, volunteer group, etc.. that way you wont be both looking over your shoulder knowing the other is just as likely to meet someone "better" through the same avenue. Have a common interest tie you together.. if that common interest is the dateing scene.. trouble. Then again many people dont want a commited relationship and enjoy getting what they want and moving on. Nothing wrong with that so long as both parties understand.
posted by stbalbach at 7:28 AM on May 28, 2001

Stbalbach, have you been having coffee with my mom?
posted by chino at 8:17 AM on May 28, 2001

Wooohoo! A few more years and I'll be hot again!
posted by kindall at 8:40 AM on May 28, 2001

Oh, goody. Yet more acronyms to remember. Oh, well...I rather like being a DINK, myself.
posted by NsJen at 8:51 AM on May 28, 2001

YeeHAH!! Lost the summer of love while in diapers, the age of casual sex was burning out just when I became free and eligible - now I'm actually in 'hot property' mode???? Just when I thought I blew my choice in cerebrum VS. biceps, I have been delivered from the jaws of manual monogamy! There IS a God!!!!

Hot goddam sheet! Time to stop hanging out at the local bar and get me some of them young honeys! I'm a wild and crazy guy! Time to dust that Dracula-sized cobweb out of the corner of the LUV-den! Outta my way - time to get a new pair of chinos from 'Today's Man'!! Time to bone up on 'Charmed' and 'Buffy the Vampire slayer' - maybe I can get some cool scoring tips from Mel Gibson, in "What Women Want"...


I don't care what that article says... the whole process still sounds kinda pathetic. ~grin~
posted by Perigee at 9:27 AM on May 28, 2001

Just remember guys, you'll be in the arms of your twenty-year-old honey, about to prove your love prowess to her, and she'll gaze up into your manly, mature face and think "gee, he sure has a lot of nose hair."
posted by rodii at 10:33 AM on May 28, 2001

rodii, that was pretty funny.
posted by summer1971 at 10:50 AM on May 28, 2001

Gee, I wonder if this means I'll be a virgin until I'm 35?
posted by SpecialK at 11:51 AM on May 28, 2001

Office buildings full of women? I gotta go downtown more often...
posted by Hackworth at 10:03 PM on May 28, 2001

My God! What is this crap, who is this writer, where are these women, and these Izod sweater-wearing men? Please shoot me now because the universe is a lot more mind-numbingly dumb then I thought and if it is being portrayed as such in the popular writings of national newspapers I don't want to be a part of it. I'm twenty-five and single and I don't want those women who are 23, looking for men in their 30s. I know this goes against all that is man, but I want older women! Er, I have older women. I am happy now.
posted by ericrolph at 2:17 AM on May 29, 2001

I found the article rather odd seeing as how a) I am in the SMILF age group, b) I do tend to date women in their mid-20's c) I don't dress or act ANYTHING like the SMILF's described d) I think the men they described are self-absorbed, immature assholes looking for a mid-life ego-boost. Pathetic.

I take EVERY relationship I start seriously, why bother otherwise? My mother is 13 years younger than my father. I think in my case dating younger is just genetic, we have records of one ancestor of mine (Heinrich Christian Mercklen, came to the New World in 1703) who divorced his first wife, the sister of the Grand Admiral of Holland, remarried, sired 17 children, divorced her and married a 23 year old woman...
posted by RevGreg at 7:01 PM on May 29, 2001

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