She was nice and I feel guilty.
I am young and you are old, but I don't mind, she said.
Nice men are rare.
Can we meet soon, I think it went well, don't you?
Behind the irritating short-text was a nervous and attractive young woman - 23. But she'd been through a bit, and was wiser than non parents would expect.
I am nearly 24. Do you like children? I would want more. Eventually.
Now when she texts it doesn't annoy me.
We'll meet again and see.