Im dating a man 10 years older than me
The Older Man had cool friends who had made movies and weren’t on their parents’ family plan. But while the daddy vibe had longevity in bed, in life it got old pretty quickly.
Because of my penchant for slightly older guys (and some of them have only been five or six years my senior) I’ve always been on dates with people who are passionate, educated and able to teach me things.In fact it was probably one of the better parts of the equation.But every woman I know has dated people who have treated her badly.I’m assuming (and I’m really not sure, because I’ve never slept with anyone who wasn’t well into their twenties) there’s a vim and vigour that comes from sleeping with someone much younger than you.Especially when I was in my late teens and very early twenties, new to London and nervous about the world around me.I filed both of these under “things you can only appreciate while middle-aged.” But despite the age difference (and his idiosyncrasies) we had some things in common.
For instance, we were both making our first attempts at writing books.
In an age-gap relationship, you’re trading in different currencies, but each holds its own value.
And while sharing parallel life experiences with someone has its clear comforts, it’s not exactly jerk-off material.
We were also both newly into BDSM, which realistically was a more significant point of connection than I’d had with most of my age-appropriate exes. In your mid-20s, dating your peers can be harrowing—you’re drowning in a sea of street falafel, mezzanine beds, and entry-level head.
So when you meet someone who has clean towels in their bathroom and, like, a , it’s intoxicating.
My husband and I might not have watched many of the same children’s telly programs, but my first boyfriend?