Woman dating younger guys

28 Feb

It was an experience that hugely shaped me, and one that never would have happened if I'd written him off based on his age.

OPINION: It was the kind of intense, instant connection that I'd only seen in awful rom-coms, where I was transfixed with every word that came out of his mouth and thought he was made of magic.

He was well-read and thoughtful, considerate and eloquent.

In the late nineties, I recall its use being rather pejorative, but it was quickly reclaimed as a self-assigned moniker worn with pride and prowess.

I spoke with a number of women who exclusively date younger men to better understand their motivations and perceptions of their own dating habits.

Perhaps it seems silly for me to write about "younger men", given that the age difference in my situation was not so significant – but if I received the backlash I did, then I can't even imagine the flack women much older than me, dating men much younger than them, are hit with, when all they want is to find someone with whom things feel right.