But Tim is young at heart and I have an old soul, so we meet in the middle (I'm now 26; he is 52).He spends weekends jumping out of airplanes, and I spend them reading a book at the drop zone waiting for him to land.However, regardless of what culture you come from, it is considered acceptable – if not – for the man to be older than the woman.In 1989, in what was probably the largest study on the issue of age gap in relationships, David Buss surveyed people from 37 cultures and 6 continents.When it comes to young women dating older men, almost everyone has an idea what is an “acceptable” age gap.Sure, you might claim that “love is all that matters,” but you will probably still turn up your nose when you see a 20-something year old with an aging geezer.Hipster burger joints, for instance, are a recipe for disaster.
I had never dated an older man nor did I ever imagine I would (although I did always find Harrison Ford more attractive than Chace Crawford, so maybe it has been inside me all along).
Wondering how many women in his age range would consider having a long term relationship with him? GF doesn't particularly like 'em, doesn't want her own, ever (it would surprise me if she ends up being a mind-changer on the issue, from what I know of her, but she's young, so who knows).
His current girlfriend is very admittedly NOT a kid person (neither, it should be noted, is my SO's dad, despite fathering four of them - his second marriage soured when his wife, who had been of the "I don't want kids" camp during their dating years switched gears after they got married and decided she did).
Nowadays, at the ripe old age of 27, I often find myself getting involved with chaps in their forties or fifties. They won’t believe you actually fancy them Unless your would-be squeeze is made in the Rex Manning mould, he will be staggered that anyone is taking an interest in him at his time of life – less still a bona fide fox like you.
Fortunately, I enjoy looking after window-boxes and griping about how everything on TV is rubbish these days. Such is the premium our shallow society places on unlined faces.