Cynthia Bailey's 18-Year-Old Daughter Is Teaching Her to Date in 2017

Cynthia Bailey's 18-Year-Old Daughter Is Teaching Her to Date in 2017

Lesson one: an eggplant emoji doesn't mean you had eggplant parm for dinner. 

By Molly Socha

Look out world: Cynthia Bailey is single. For the first time since the model and entrepreneur joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Cynthia is back on the dating scene. When she stopped by Bravo's The Daily Dish podcast, she revealed to hosts Rachael Roberts and Megan Segura that a lot of the dating nuances have changed since the last time she was single. 

"I've been off the market for 10 years," she said on The Daily Dish. According to the Lady of Lake Bailey, men similar in age to her aren't the ones asking her out.

To her surprise, the majority of her suitors since she's rejoined the dating pool have been younger. "When I was dating, the older people liked the older people and the younger people liked the younger," Cynthia explained. "Now it's like this whole cougar thing happened; I've got 29-year-olds coming for me."

It's caused the Atlanta mogul to establish a minimum age requirement for the men she dates. "I mean it's flattering, but I already have a child."

Cynthia mentioned her 18-year-old daughter Noelle, is also dating and seems to have created her own Bailey School of Modern Dating to help update her mom on all the new dating rules. Her first lesson: how to avoid being a "thirsty" texter. "The other day, someone texted me and I texted him right back," Cynthia recalled. "And she's like, 'Mom, you're thirsty texting.'" Noelle explained to her mother that it's all about making the person on the other end wait for a response. 

"Then she also had to kind of school me on emojis because apparently some of these food emojis, they don't mean that it's, like, food," Cynthia shared. 

To hear more about Cynthia's lessons in texting and dating, listen to the full podcast episode above.

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