I’m 36. My Dad’s father was born in 1867. Yes Eighteen Sixty-Seven. My dad is not the youngest. When My grandfather died, he had 6 children under 8 years old (including my 2-month-old uncle) , and 8 children over 50. My grandma was 46.
As a theatre/costume nerd , I understood all of that lol
I have a male friend whom I have been super close to since we were 11. (We are 36 now) Besides a bit of chemistry in our teens and mid 20’s, nothing ever happened between us ( mostly because I’m a Christian, he’s Wiccan, and that makes for a difficult relationship) but we’ve been friends through colleges, marriages, infant loss, organ transplants and more. My husband adores him. :)