If need be, lend me an ear for five minutes so I can vent, then I'll pull up my sleeves and slay the dragon all on my own. If you want to go out with your friends, you don't have to ask my permission.

You can have a social life outside of myself and my friends, and you can go and do without me glued to your side.

He says that older women have the power to make a connection that turns into a dating opportunity.

Well, many women would argue that the same comment applies to dating after 60.

Not only are there statistically fewer men, but the dynamic of human engagement, and style of personal connection, has changed dramatically since we were dating in our 20’s.

But as a severely independent woman, alone time is about as vital as oxygen and water.

It gives me time to think and do the other things that make me feel like the an autonomous human being. There may be an exception if something crazy happens while I'm sneaking through the Netflix series we are watching together because you're gone.

I like knowing that I am capable of being self sufficient.

I love spending time with you- please understand that first.

I have my step-stool to reach the high things, my workout regimen to make me strong enough to move the furniture in my apartment when I need a change, and a steady schedule and budget that I follow to pay my own way.

You may not be a necessary part of my daily functions, and you're not absolutely vital to my physical existence, but the fact of the matter is that I want you.

If you don't message me back immediately, I won't flip out on you.