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.
It’s not that I was against it—it’s just that it never happened and I haven’t ever been attracted to anyone that much younger. I knew him through a gig I used to have while working at a boutique in the city.
He’d shop there frequently, alone or with his girlfriend.
He took me to a lovely French restaurant and was very thoughtful.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.Other ethnicities, backgrounds, cultures: bring it. I feel very “equal opportunity” in the dating realm. However, I have never dated anyone much younger than myself.One woman, who is married to a man 14 years younger, said the only time she feels threatened by her age is when she looks in the mirror.But that fear has forced her to come up with her own solution to the issue. ’ Your answer could be, ‘I’m going to get a facelift.’ My answer is, ‘I’m going to be such a beautiful person inside that it’s going to shine through to the outside,'” she told the magazine.How could I possibly get involved with someone who was drinking from a baby bottle when I lost my virginity? Even though the physical chemistry was off the charts, I wasn’t sure there was a future in it.As I told my girlfriends about him, I’d wake up to GIFs in my inbox of “The Graduate” and pics like this.“When you’re with a younger person, you have to think, ‘What’s going to happen in five years? No matter what your age, to go forward in life with an eye toward becoming a kinder, more loving person sounds like an infinitely wiser approach to keeping love alive than worrying over the inevitable appearance of laugh lines.These are actual quotes from people when I tell them my boyfriend is almost 14 years younger than I am.The age gaps spanned anywhere from 10 to 14 years, with women in their late 40s and early 50s enjoying relationships and/or marriage with men in their late 20s or 30s. Couples in this situation had to address the fertility concern head-on, with some choosing to take the leap relatively quickly while others took a pass.And then there’s also the concern about one’s looks.