After all, there is something innately sexy about a silver fox.
When I dated guys my age, I had to pay for dinner, and concerts, and their lives.
With my new boyfriend, I don’t even carry a wallet around with me.”He’s only 11 years older than me, but still!
“When I met my husband, who is 4 years younger, I was in my early 30s and guys my age were so set in their ways,” says Susan Stern, 41, of Scarsdale, NY.
(And since most of their buddies are still single, they also tend to know the latest entries onto the bar scene).
“I don’t think it is a big deal at all that my boyfriend is 15 years older than me. I’m trying to get drunk on the weekends for under $10, he goes to clubs and gets bottle service.
Once you get past your twenties, age means nothing in love and relationships. Despite the age difference, we always have a lot to talk about and our lives are very similar, too. He has a house, I live in an apartment near campus. He is different than my friends in a good way and he helps me realise I need to focus on my career more after I graduate.
You may need to start skipping the traditional Thursday through Sunday bar scene with the girls to appease his lifestyle.
While this may seem like a much-needed break, there is potential for you to end up at a home-dinner party socializing with a group that may tell you about their son or daughter that is “just about your age.” Awkward. Dating someone 20 to 30 years older than you means you’re probably going to see time take its toll in many ways.
Dating someone younger—whether you’re two or three years his senior or are talking cougar territory—certainly can work (look at Eva Longoria and her 4-years younger beau), but being an “older woman” in a relationship does tend to come with certain perks and downfalls.