reading this was such a trip for me because back in the day i only dated older - often much older men and i heard that i was "an old soul" more times than i can count. but also i agreed with the statement. i too listened to music and enjoyed pop culture that took place "before my time." after many years of dating much older, which i mostly enjoyed at the time, i ended up marrying someone only 5 years older and this has been the best partnership ever. it's not just about the age but i think it factors in. anyhow, i really enjoyed this piece! thanks for writing it!