4 Surprising Uses for Your Aging Mate

Lovable—and practical! Here’s why he’s a keeper.

by Pamela Redmond Satran
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1. Ego inflation: That old boyfriend you were so hot for? The mention of his name still makes somebody jealous.

2. Data recovery: Mate supplies missing names, forgotten events and details of entire dimly remembered years gone by.

3. Lube shopping: After all this time, there’s nothing he’s too embarrassed to buy for you at the pharmacy.

4. Napkin folding: Any guy can be made to set the table, but only your mature man has learned exactly how you like the napkins folded. And the dessert forks placed, and the dishwasher loaded. Not that he always performs accordingly, but still. 

Pamela Redmond Satran is the author of the bestseller How Not to Act Old and the new novel The Possibility of You.

Next: Quiz: Just How Mature Is He?

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Originally published in the October 2012 issue

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