Before you call the authorities, it should be noted that I was in my early 30s and he was in his early 20s.
Although I never thought I’d date someone that much younger than me, it was one of the best dating experiences I’ve had. Part of the reason I’ve always shied away from dating younger guys us that I just assumed they would be immature.
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I am dating a younger man--I am 32 and he is 10 years my junior. However, lately, a lot of issues are coming up that put the age difference right out there. We know it's there, but we avoid talking about it out-right. I don't really know that I do want more children (I have one child-a 9 year old-from a previous relationship).
With that said, he never judged me for my experiences.
He understood and listened with thoughtful curiosity.
I discovered what it’s like to have completely different cultural points of reference.
This became abundantly clear whenever I’d mention something from the ’90s — for example, the time I brought up MC Hammer and he had no idea who I was talking about.
My current boyfriend is nine years younger than me; the boyfriend before that, 10 years younger.Older men, it seems to me, are like gold dust on the dating scene right now.From salt-and-pepper George Clooneys to silver-fox Harrison Fords, young women are swooning over smooth older men more than ever. You use it as a reason to blow them off, pare back your options, and fuel embittered stories about how It’s So Hard to Meet Good Men. One of my most popular posts to date is 7 Reasons Why You Should Want to Date an Older Woman. ” followed by a high five, which is kind of odd when you think about it. As I approached my mid 30s, I wondered if this meant I was now a bona fide cougar. The term conjures an image of a hungry, embattled woman with heavily coiffed hair, mummified in makeup, squeezed into a bedazzled top and looking to “score” a young man. The problem is, you think that person has to be older than you. Just as chronological age doesn’t always “cure” one of immaturity, a man can be all of these things and still be 24, 28, 30 (depending on what you consider young). You’ve told yourself you don’t really want a younger man. Regardless of how sexually permissive and progressive we think we are, there’s still a bit of eyebrow raising when a woman dates younger. And when I tell people that (if they ask or if it comes up), I either get a lilting “Reaalllly” or a “You go girl!However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his 30-something male counterparts. It was such a relief to date someone who wasn’t jaded.