When it comes to love, sex, and dating, it's a good rule of thumb never to 'yuck' someone else's 'yum.' Sure, some people are turned on by things you aren't, fine. Human beings are different! What you're attracted to in a partner might be a total turn-off for someone else. Who cares, right? That's their business.
This is what I keep saying to myself as I learn more and more about 31-year-old Kyle Jones. Kyle is a handsome, charming guy with a unique quirk: He only dates senior citizens. When I first read this, I thought, Great, more power to him. That was before I caught an eye-full of him making out with a 91-year-old woman named Marjorie McCool. I can't. My eyes. So much tongue. So much old tongue. I'm trying to be hip and accepting, but I JUST CAN'T DO IT.
There is something about Kyle's obsession with older women that just doesn't sit right. I want to say that I'm impressed by Kyle's fervor for wrinkles and sags that come with age, but it comes across as being objectifying rather than reverential. Maybe if Kyle was dating Marjorie exclusively, I might have an easier time viewing this to be a love story for the ages. But he isn't.
Kyle is dating around three women of varying senior ages and having sex with all of them. They are all significantly older than his mother -- whom he introduces all of these ladies to! I like to think that as a mother, I'll be all about acceptance, but I think I'd have to draw the line at my young son bringing home girls with AARP cards.
But maybe I'm being small-minded. After all, older men have been dating seriously younger women since time immemorial and nobody gasps in horror when they walk down the street arm in arm. I don't know though. Looking at Kyle and Marjorie, I'm starting to think that maybe we should.
Do you think Kyle and Marjorie should be dating?
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