We went dancing on our first date, and I loved the feel of his strong hands on my back.Strong hands come with his job description: He's an electrician. He seemed less inhibited and more fun than the professional men I typically dated.There’s a scene in “The Fires of Autumn,” Irene Nemirovsky’s novel set in 1920s France, in which a young war widow named Therese thinks she is being courted for marriage by her childhood friend Bernard — only to discover that he wants nothing more than a fling. I say “naively” because it’s not the first time some newfangled technology has been mistakenly blamed for young people having more sex. But the moralizers of Nemirovsky’s era fooled themselves into believing that the automobile was to blame for loosening sexual mores.He, in turn, is baffled by her unwillingness to carry on a casual affair. “A house of prostitution on wheels” was how one judge described it at the time.They're not such big prima donnas." For female boomers, career success translates to the ability to date and marry men who earn less than they do at a time when they have less patience for massaging oversized egos. He was flexible and willing to go to my thousands of black-tie events." Odette even forgave Raymond for showing up in sweatpants at one of their first Broadway outings. But that one suit was Armani," said Odette, who had previously dated bankers, a lawyer, and an Internet entrepreneur.
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