I'd grown up with two older sisters so being around more mature women was nothing new but this felt different - very different.
Like many boarding school boys forcibly removed from their mother at an early age, I tended to place women on unfeasibly high pedestals.
Her name was Judith and she worked as a matron at my boarding school.
He turned out to be a whole five years younger than me — four, if you’re generously rounding, two when I talked to my friends about him — but in actuality, a full five years younger than I was at the time. ” But Jake’s request to try out handcuffs brought something else starkly into focus: that until I was deeply, deeply in a committed relationship, I was often reticent to try anything new, mainly for fear of looking stupid.
However, the rise of the "older woman-younger man" relationship has loosened this relationship convention and instead celebrates the age-gap romance.
According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.
If having a family is important to you, then this is something to consider when dating an older woman.
She may already have children, which will bring its own challenges and rewards.