Dating boy two years younger
For the next six months, Mike and I were just friends.Actor Mel Gibson and partner Rosalind Ross pose at the American Film Institute Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. Gibson, who is 61, is 35 years older than his partner Rosalind Ross, who is 26.We still call older women in relationships with younger men "cougars" as a way of policing taboo behaviour, and suggesting there is some kind of sexual deviation at play. It wasn't until the next day that my friend revealed he was only 25.So, I'm proposing this “8-year rule” in dating as an absolute.The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. I've dated (or tried to date) women who are older, younger and, if you'll believe it, exactly the same age as I am.(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.
Three years ago, Mike and I met at a coworker's engagement party.
I didn't know them personally, but I was pretty sure none of them had been divorced—which I had by time I was their age.
I felt like the two additional decades of hard-won life experience created a wall between me and the group—and between Mike and me. Yes, I'd heard of Drake and Snapchat, but it wasn't pop culture.
But what I can say, is that in my experience, the biggest deal breakers have never been superficial. You'd think as a feminist I'd have rejected sexist ideals about what a good relationship should look like.
But sometimes it feels as though the gender revolution hasn't quite managed to infiltrate heterosexual relationships.