Still, I had questions about whether an age-gap, between two people at such different stages in life was a feasible endeavour.I did what any millennial does – I took my niggling questions to Google.
Realizing your new boyfriend is just a few years younger than your father is a harsh reality.
Remind yourself what ignited this initial attraction and focus on that.
When the allure of dating someone new wears off, it’s important to accept your partner for the person that you met – even if they are 20 years your senior.
An older man usually has an established work, social and home life. Older men are often looking for something consistent. You won’t catch yourself with lingering thoughts of other lovers or competition.
Then a few realisations fell into place: firstly, nobody is sorted. Secondly, it was hardly surprising that I connected with somebody much older – Kevin Mc Cloud was one of my teenage-crushes.
If anyone should have been worried about age-fetishes, it was him, not me.
Younger men are as adventurous outside of the bedroom as they are inside it, and they’ll bring out a more youthful, vibrant side of you, says Lori Bizzoco, founder and executive editor of Cupids “He will see you as smarter and worldlier, so he’ll want to please you, not just physically but emotionally and intellectually,” she says.
“He’ll come up with creative date ideas that bring back romance and youth, and make you feel empowered and appreciated.”When you enter into a new relationship, it’s no secret you’re bringing former boyfriends along with you. “Men can have preconceived notions about women and relationships based on past experiences,” says Samantha Daniels, a professional matchmaker and president of Samantha's Table Matchmaking.
Despite the maths, and the fact he thinks Kim Kardashian is married to Jay Z, it’s a solid, respectful relationship devoid of weird power dynamics. I was vaguely suspicious of a forty-something attracted to a twenty-something with student loans instead of a sorted older woman at her sexual peak.
He’s 369 days younger than my Mum, and has teenage children.
You might love his deep pockets, but with his great power comes your vulnerability.