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Strawberry Letter” franchise that is so popular on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” heard nationwide. Send in your letters and Shirley Strawberry will dish out the necessary advice. Today’s topic: Is age really just a number? Good morning everyone! I am a 31-year-old single woman who has been sharing walks and interesting conversations with a 69-year-old widowed man. He just recently expressed his attraction to me and invited me out to dinner. Even though we are both single, I can’t help but to notice the difference in our ages. My heart is beginning to grow fond of him because he seems nurturing and has offered a lot wisdom. I have better conversations and time with him than I do with most of my male peers. Do you think it would be inappropriate for us to pursue a serious relationship with each other? Should I disregard his age? What shall I do about the dinner invitation?