I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:– They're not ambitious enough, or they don’t have a go-getter attitude.– They're not financially stable.– They still want to date around.– They have had baby mama or ex-wife drama.– They don't have their sh*t together.I'm not saying every guy in my age group is like this, but overall, my personal experience hasn't been fulfilling for me.I didn't want to get into another serious relationship any time soon. As if anything in my life had gone according to plan…One night, I noticed a Friend request on Facebook from someone I didn't know.He was a Tunisian journalist coming to Cairo to start a new job, and he wanted my advice about neighborhoods and rents. A few days after he arrived, he asked if I'd like to get together. In the meantime, I checked out his Facebook profile and realized that he was much younger than me. Well, the relationship is great, but the worst part is that he told his mother about me.My boyfriend's mother should know that her son is 26 years old and he is not a baby.
Twenty years and two kids later, we were still in New York, settled as firmly as if our feet had been cemented there. The pain was still there, but dealing with the trials of daily life in Egypt as a single woman was empowering.Instead, I chose to relocate with my two young sons to a country in turmoil, arriving on the bloodiest day in its modern history. 14, 2013, the day Egyptian forces killed more than 700 civilian demonstrators — including a British journalist who had been a guest at a dinner party I'd thrown — I moved to Egypt.While looking for peace there may sound insane, for me, the move was a lifesaver.She doesn't have to worry that I'm trying to get him to marry me so I can get a brown ID card. If it's true, I don't think I can deal with him in a long-term relationship because there's nothing his mother can tell me. Yes, I love her son and I would love to see where this relationship goes.I don't need him to take care of me because I have a great career and I help take care of him financially. Hopefully, it can become something more permanent in the future. She wants him to leave me alone like yesterday's old news. I realize my son is a grown man who is very capable of making his own decisions.