Beware girls bearing gifts.
One of the advantages of being a charming older chap is the greater frequency with which women give you gifts.
It wasn't always like this. In my younger days, still under the influence of romantic delusions, I was the one distributing tokens of affection to the girls I fancied. But somewhere along the line I came to my senses and the script, as it were, flipped.
With several women in my dating rotation, I anticipated the arrival of this past Saint Valentine's Day with some discomfiture. But I managed to get through the day by simply ignoring it. This is a strategy I use in many areas of life.
Still, one of my lady friends presented me with a pair of new Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, not unlike the pair in the photo (above). I find it complements my beard, close-cropped hair, and large physique.
I suppose at some point she will expect me to return the favour, in a manner of speaking--a not entirely unpleasant possibility.