He started blathering about how he'd always fancied me, surely I knew and that's why he wanted to come home with me. I was stunned and reminded him he was 25 years younger than me, that I was old enough to be his mother. I said I was flattered, tried not to hurt his feelings and paid for the taxi to take him back to his own home.
Now, I'm not vain enough to think the common denominator is me being sexually irresistible, and as far as I know I don't have 'cougar' - the slang term for grown women who pursue toyboys - written on my forehead.
As it's most likely that it will be you who ends up falling through it and into a train crash of despair after being pursued, used, then chucked on to the rail tracks ahead of an express called the younger woman.
I feel so Demi Moore,' a woman posted, in reference to Ms Moore's doomed relationship with fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, who was 15 years her junior when their eight-year relationship crumbled in 2011.
In the spirit of Sex and the City's Samantha Jones (pictured) a woman admitted she is drawn to younger men because they don't require as much commitment and she has 'complete control over the relationship''On his part, it's difficult falling for a woman who's past child-bearing age and then later on realising you do want children after all and it's not possible to have them with her,' Tracey points out.
This levels the playing field a bit more.'We hit the floor, he clearly believing himself to be the reincarnation of Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.
And despite my flailing efforts, he kept telling me what a great mover I was on the dancefloor.
Many young women, the men say, have serious body issues, are insecure and inexperienced.
Every survey in the past ten years has borne this out.You name it, he wanted it.'Because older women are more fun, they don't agonise all the time and analyse everything, they don't hassle you to meet the parents a week after you have sex, they don't want kids, they don't send you angry text messages at 3am, they don't want commitment.'One chap I spoke to, who has political ambitions, was openly mercenary.He said the great thing about going out with someone like me was the fact I could introduce him to all my contacts and take him into a world that no young woman ever could.So there must be something going on with young men these days. But he explained that it starts out fun, but before you know it they're dragging you into Baby Gap via the jeweller's, which these men just aren't ready for.It's well known that people are marrying later and later: the average age for a man is 32 and a woman 30.There has been an incredible shift since the Fifties when three-quarters of women and half of all men had tied the knot by their mid-20s.