I recently found out that a musician I have a crush on is 21. However, women dating younger men isn’t weird to me – my dad is younger than my mum, my uncle is way younger than my aunty and my brother is younger than his wife. Me and my best friends have a running joke that we always fancy hot, younger guys (We’ll always have a thing for fresh-faced indie boys, God love ’em). ) and thought I’d increase my age limit to 39 to see if there were any silver foxes about. You could smell the desperation through the phone – it was like they had their mum breathing down their necks asking for grandkids.Which is why it baffles me that it’s always assumed that it’s only men who like their partners young. (I’ve always had a thing for Patrick Dempsey.) Holy. ‘I’ve dated older guys who have gone in way too hard way too soon with talking about getting married,’ agrees Katherine, 25. It didn’t take long before I moved my maximum age back down to 34.
Celebrities like Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz, Ivana Trump, and Linda Hogan all have had significant others more than 10 years their junior.We also agree that we’re not ready for children but we do want them, and we both support and encourage our career choices.As far as I know, there are three things I need to connect to someone I’m in a relationship with; understanding, comfort and laughter.You can date someone the exact same age as you are, marry them, have children with them and then wind up getting a divorce because after years and years together you’ve finally allowed yourself to realize you want different things.People’s experiences in life are vastly different from one another and how long you’ve been on this planet does not define or dictate exactly where you should be at any given time during your adult life.Probably because our age difference has never been a deciding factor at any point during the year and a half that we’ve been together, but mostly because there are a lot more important things to consider aside from which one of us has never operated a VCR.