Other ethnicities, backgrounds, cultures: bring it. I feel very “equal opportunity” in the dating realm. However, I have never dated anyone much younger than myself.
My ex was a sober addict (that was an education in and of itself) and I’ve been with military men, musicians, actors, lawyers, and at least one teacher.
Sure, I’m no longer in my 30s, but I don’t look my 40-something age. We exchanged email addresses and stayed in touch occasionally, but he never formally asked me out.
One day after we ran into each other on the street, I got an email from him asking what I was doing on Saturday night.
He’d shop there frequently, alone or with his girlfriend.
I always thought he was hot and never would imagine he’d ever leave the long-term relationship he was in. But that didn’t stop me from getting butterflies and harmlessly flirting a little whenever he came in.