plus or minus five years

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i read a personals ad the other day, of course it was male for male…what else would i read? in the content of the ad there was a line that read “looking for someone plus or minus five years”. well of course the assumption is plus or minus five years the age of the poster…

so i think to myself…
self, here i am 27 and minus five years is 22 and plus five years is 32…do i really limit it to such a short spectrum? do you miss out on the potential of finding “true” love if you are so ridge in your age desires?

i realized that many people have these ridged standards of what they want in a partner…and i dont mean the emotional needs, but the superficial desires. i desire a slender partner, an attracive partner–as defined by general societal standards, a “masculine” partner… however, while i desire these things i dont hold out for these things. i have come to accept that a partner will come in many shapes and sizes and if i turn away from someone i may miss my “true” love.