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Re: Old man's darling

Posted by ESC on May 01, 2005

In Reply to: Old man's darling posted by Sushmita on May 01, 2005

: Better to be an old man's darling than to be a young man's maid. What does this proverb mean?

If a young woman marries an old man, he will be so grateful that she will be treated well. Like a queen. But if she marries a young man, near her age, he will not value her and she will have to serve him. Like a maid.