Dating man 20 years older than you
Are you always up for something fun and spontaneous?Do you like to feel the occasional rush of adrenaline and stimulation?
If you answer these questions honestly, you’ll have gobs of good information as you try to determine whether a long-term relationship with the older individual could work well.George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.But, it's not all good things, as there's also talk about their “bizarre” age gap: him 53, her 36.They saw my relationship through the lens of their own fears. When I use the expression "what a hoot" it's a total hoot, apparently. It's like being in love with someone from another country, the differences subtle, interesting and intriguing.Films that came out what seems like a year or two ago are "classics". Her parents are only five and eight years older than me, which I was a bit worried about when first meeting them.I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:– They're not ambitious enough, or they don't have a go-getter attitude.– They're not financially stable.– They still want to date around.– They have had baby mama or ex-wife drama.– They don't have their sh*t together.
I'm not saying every guy in my age group is like this, but overall, my personal experience hasn't been fulfilling for me.
Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?
In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.
We're supposed to be an enlightened, open contemporary society but sometimes it's like we're a bunch of sniffy Victorian aunts, smelling of mothballs, armed with i Phones. Australian TV larrikin Karl Stefanovic has made the mistake of being well known and being pictured out with a woman 10-years his junior, Jasmine Yarborough. I realised he saw younger women as a bunch of sex-mad libertines in lipstick and heels, looking for a sugar daddy to entertain. I told him she didn't know any hookers he didn't have to pay and he was quite offended.
INEVITABLE JUDGEMENTA mainstream website published this story, under the headline What No-one Wants To Say About Karl Stefanovic's Rumoured New Girlfriend. My partner has also lost contact with a friend, who told her at a school reunion that to be with a man of my age was "disgusting" and wouldn't be convinced otherwise. At a 20-year reunion of a mag where I used to work, talk with former colleagues, now mainly middle-aged women, turned to relationships.
Goyne recently came out and has received an avalanche of online abuse, including death threats. There's no public confirmation of a relationship at all, yet Yarbrough is already publicly vilified for reminding Australian women, presumably just those older than her, of "what they are not".