On the train back from New York the other day, I was sitting next to a young woman who had recently graduated from college.
In front of us were three young men of roughly the same age as she.
They were doing what young men sometimes do and being somewhat crass.
At some point, I turned to the young woman and said, “I could be wrong, but my sense is that these guys don’t have a girlfriend.”
She smiled and said, “I doubt it.”
I then shared the “application to date my daughter” post with her and, in that moment, realized how much my perspective on boys, girls, men, and women had changed.