But this was the first time it occurred in person and with such aggression.
Two years earlier, my relationship of nearly a decade ended.
While I did get some messages from men closer to my own age, they were in the minority.
He asked whether I ever offered coaching services, so I gave him my card.
After we left, my friend warned me I shouldn't have done that.
Shortly after I completed college, my dad confided in me that he had never loved my mother.
When I asked why he married her, he told me it was because he was ready to have a kid and she was young and pretty - and if he had a daughter, he wanted her to be pretty, too.
Such mansplaining is one of the many reasons I don't want to date significantly older men.
While sexism knows no age barrier, in my experience, the older men I've met are far less likely to treat me as an equal.
I met Bob at a restaurant on a summer afternoon in 2014.
I was enjoying a glass of white wine and sharing an entree with a good friend when he sat down next to us at the bar.
Eventually, we arranged to meet at a cafe near my apartment.