The battle of the ages |

The battle of the ages

Steppin' Out with AprilApril E. ClarkGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Watching the television show “Age of Love” makes me wonder.Do men really like their women younger? Or is older better?The show is centered around Mark Philippoussis, a 30-year-old Australian tennis star who is choosing between women in their 20s, versus those in their 40s. The women are referred to as Kittens and Cougars.So much for feminism.

The season finale airs on NBC Monday, with the tall, dark and handsome Philippoussis choosing between 48-year-old Jennifer and 25-year-old Amanda.I wonder what Hugh Hefner would do.I’m a fan of Jennifer, who is very beautiful and extremely confident. Sure, she could technically be this guy’s mom, but there’s something to be said about the wisdom and confidence that comes with getting older.If I only knew then what I know now …I’ve noticed the Kittens consider the fact that they’re young as a plus. Sure, it’s nice to not have those pesky little lines around the eyes or random gray hairs that haunt women in their 30s and 40s.

But there’s always that allure of a woman with life experience, whether it be through career, family or romance. Add in the fact that she can still wear jeans she wore in her 20s and I know a lot of guys who would choose a Jennifer over an Amanda, hands down.Maybe feminism is headed in a new direction.

It’s happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: YouthZone Singles Auction, Kiss-n-Squeal fundraiser, 6 p.m. followed by live music by The Grass Roots Project at 9 p.m. No cover. Rivers Restaurant, 2525 S. Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information: 928-8813This is why I’d kick it up here: This event should be a hoot, with 20 singles up for auction to help raise money for YouthZone’s Kiss-n-Squeal campaign. I’m just glad I’m not the only one. When filling out the information sheet about the auction for the organizers, one of the questions was “What is your idea of a great date?” Paragliding comes to mind. Or maybe a whirlwind trip to Napa Valley for wine tasting. I just lost a few bidders.

It’s happening in Silt to boot: Silt Heyday, pancake breakfast, parade, live music, food, kid’s games and contests, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, downtown Silt. Information: 876-5801This is why I’d kick it up here: Not often does one find jalapeno-eating and watermelon seed-spitting contests to enter. But Silt Heyday has them, so head west for a fun day in the sun in Silt. I recommend packets of sugar and milk for the hotter jalapenos. They’ll make you sweat.

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