Preserving the Sexy

Many, many years ago I watched an episode of Oprah that featured women who did not look their age. There was one woman—a Black lady in her mid-50s-- who did not look a day beyond her late 30s. She was radiant, charming, gorgeous! Oprah told her as much and then asked her how she kept such a youthful glow. With a smirk, the woman said “I date men in their 30s” as if that statement was explanation enough of her striking looks. Oprah didn’t understand and looked quizzical. The woman looked at Oprah and in her most dignified voice added. “Men in their 30s… well, they take direction well.”

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