Dating someone 10 years younger than you
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?Don’t get me wrong; I make my fair share of cougar jokes.I likely acknowledge and discuss our age difference way more than necessary, but after writing and doing on-air segments about dating and relationships for years, I know one needs to just own their situation, no matter what it may be. So what’s it like dating a guy who’s eight years my junior? Since I freelance, I used to spend endless hours, seven days a week, sitting in front of my laptop, pitching and writing articles and reading tons of online articles to keep up.
He’s fun, flirty, and easy on the eyes, he brings out the innocence and youth in me, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Your 20s are such a crucial time in your life where you really learn a lot about yourself: your wants, your needs, and who you are as a person.
I wouldn’t take back all that messy stuff and heartache and sh*t experiences that came with those 10 years, because they’ve made me into who I am today. For now, I’m so happy to have found a playful partner who continues to surprise me, adores me, and is into being a partner-in-crime on the wild ride that is my life.
Fortunately, that’s changing as more older-woman and younger-man couplings make headlines.
Actress Robin Wright, 47, is engaged to fellow actor Ben Foster, 33.