My mum insisted that I should date someone older than me, who was a little more ‘mature’ and ‘settled’. I had a habit of finding men who weren’t really all that keen on being in a relationship, which can be quite the hurdle when it comes to, well, being in a relationship with them. Interestingly, my parents haven't been resistant to the idea. I want someone who gets along with my family and plays with my hair when I'm sad.
We've only been dating for a short time, and I can't say whether or not age will come to matter in six months or a year. It turns out my grandmother was four years older, not to mention , than my grandpa. Friends have joked about having to be careful swearing in front of my boyfriend, or making sure he's in bed by pm, but in the same breath they've shrugged it off and laughed that their mum is nine years older than their dad. And none of those things have the least bit to do with what year they graduated school.
Besides, these younger men usually have little reason to stray.
Meanwhile, the younger man is still in a stage of robust sexuality and more apt to explore his desires with a currently open and willing partner.
We talk to a local couple about what it's like when others think you should mind the (age) gap.
When it comes to the subject of love we always hope that there are no real significant barriers to its success.
In our hearts, if not in our heads, we’re convinced that love will always trump practical concerns such as money, social class, race and even gender. And what about age as it relates to older women involved with younger men?