Gay older men dating younger men
You’ve seen him in the bar – he’s the grey-haired, much older man sitting with his hand on a much younger guy’s thigh.
Immediately you assume the attraction is either based on a mutually satisfactory financial agreement, a daddy fetish or a mid-life crisis.
My eyes popped that night, but four years later, I've realized that this potential deal breaker is actually the biggest blessing of our relationship. After four decades of life, Alex is a walking encyclopedia.
Can’t it just be two people who have fallen in love despite the years that separate them?
“My last boyfriend was ten years my junior and I was dubious about dating someone younger again,” explains Michael, 53.
“When we split up, I started internet dating and was adamant I wanted to meet someone my own age.
Two days before the potluck dinner that our mutual acquaintance planned with the express purpose of introducing us, I called her and said, "I'm not coming." "Janet," she replied, frustrated, "I'm inviting you here to meet a straight, available man who likes to cook and garden, who makes furniture and has two dogs. I'd find a nice divorced guy, maybe with kids; I'd be the world's best stepmom. And sure, five years younger relatively minor, but to many women that gap would be unacceptable. My husband washes bottles and does nighttime feedings without acting like he's a hero.
(At the time, I was 40 to his 35.) "He won't want to be with me when he finds out how old I am." Not so long before, a younger boyfriend had broken up with me by saying, "I think you're going to be too old to have my children." I decided then I'd only date older. We fell in love, got married and now have a baby girl.