I have no scientific proof of this being a result of my boyfriend's relative youth, but he’s the only man I’ve been in a relationship with who’s significantly younger than me – and this is the only relationship I’ve had that hasn’t caused me anxiety.
If our age difference has had any major effect on our relationship, I’d say it’s only been positive thus far.
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.
(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.
“There are plenty of younger people who are a lot more mature than older men and women, and who are such go-getters that they're more successful than people twice their age,” Masini said.But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be?Turns out, experts say compatibility between two people who just happen to have an age gap isn’t as unusual as we may think.“And in reverse, many older partners want a younger partner that they can teach and mold,” Masini said. My friends and family have always gotten giddy when I’ve told them about a new love interest. And when I tell them about my current boyfriend, and the saucy, yet sweet, tale of how our holidays in Portugal collided and a transatlantic relationship ensued, they practically swoon. Sometimes, they do this weird winking affirmation thing, but it’s always something. By now, I’ve learned that this is both unfair and sexist.