As someone who’s been single for a REALLY long time (six years), I was at the place in my life where I accepted that “It” might never happen for me, “It” being falling in love again, partnership, or even the big “M” word (I won’t even touch on the topic of children because that’s a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down).
Let’s just say I’ve always been one of those women who felt, “If it happens, great!
These are actual quotes from people when I tell them my boyfriend is almost 14 years younger than I am.
In this generation of Demi and Ashton and Samantha and Smith, why is there still a stigma about an older woman who canoodles with a younger man?
Mike reached across the table to examine mine."You were born in 1966? That's so weird."The word rattled around in my head, even after he changed the subject to his upcoming marathon training. The banter that had come so easily seemed stilted in the bar. I said yes, but as soon as I got to the meet-up spot, I wanted to drive away. It wasn't what they were wearing—I was wearing an athletic tank top and hiking pants, same as the other women—but they all seemed so carefree.
I didn't know them personally, but I was pretty sure none of them had been divorced—which I had by time I was their age.
I tried to have sex a few times and I did, although unsatisfying.
My ex was a sober addict (that was an education in and of itself) and I’ve been with military men, musicians, actors, lawyers, and at least one teacher.Okay, Evan, I agree mostly with your opinion on younger men/older women. I mean, I can see why an older man would want to date a younger woman – physically that is, but why would a 28-year-old woman want to date a man 45 or more? I can totally understand why older men go for younger women.There’s no denying that they’re, for the most part, in better shape, with better skin, and less baggage from broken relationships. I've always tended to get along better with people a decade or so younger than me—peg it to my being single with no kids as well as a At the party, I flirted with the handsome man making a rum and coke in the kitchen, asking if he could whip one up for me, too. I knew that the guests at the party were going to be younger than me; I work as an occupational therapist at a hospital and most of the coworkers I'm closest with are the ones in their 20s and early 30s.I felt like the two additional decades of hard-won life experience created a wall between me and the group—and between Mike and me. Yes, I'd heard of Drake and Snapchat, but it wasn't pop culture.