They discuss the pitfalls and unexpected advantages of dating someone older, and occasionally (but not always), wiser.
Pop star Shakira is involved with a man 10 years her junior.
Actor Hugh Jackman has been married to Deborra-Lee Furness for 17 years. A recent article in magazine looked at a handful of real-life May-December romances, focusing mainly on those between older women and younger men.
“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.
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“I don’t think it is a big deal at all that my boyfriend is 15 years older than me. I’m trying to get drunk on the weekends for under $10, he goes to clubs and gets bottle service.
Once you get past your twenties, age means nothing in love and relationships. Despite the age difference, we always have a lot to talk about and our lives are very similar, too. He has a house, I live in an apartment near campus. He is different than my friends in a good way and he helps me realize I need to focus on my career more after I graduate.
And while our pairing may seem like a bad combination, this relationship was the best 10 months of my life.
If you’re about to enter a relationship with someone who’s older than you, there are a few things you need to know. This can seriously reduce the drama in your relationship!
Sure, Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy make their 17-year age gap look like no big deal, but what’s it really like to date someone significantly older than you?