I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years.While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences.But I wasn’t some gold digger trying to claw at his cash account, or even a woman with daddy issues.I just thought he was the hottest, funniest man I’d ever met.
George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.I wasn’t sure how it would go, yet there he was, charming the pants off them all by himself, busting out his A-material small talk with some friends in a corner. Instead I shoved a cracker in my mouth and mulled over her question as I pretended it was hard to chew. Yes, my new man was older than me, much older than me. After politely playing 20 questions with Sue about my new boyfriend, I knew this was the one she was getting at.Consider a list of activities that fall on the hedonistic end of the behavioral spectrum: drinking alcohol, gambling, shopping, traveling, and spending, for example.Are you always up for something fun and spontaneous?My new tall, dark and handsome boyfriend was standing across the room looking so fine in his shirt; I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Meanwhile, I was at the snack table and before I could curse myself for leaving him to go in for another cheesy cracker, I was accosted by a buddy’s wife I barely knew, a bitch named Sue. I wanted to say something like, “He’s not as old as those frown lines make you look,” or “He has the biggest d**k I’ve ever seen!