20 something dating 40 something
Child-bearing and rearing becomes complicated, not to mention the potential for earlier onset of age-related medical challenges, as well as confronting constant social stigma.
I’ve found that the best comeback for the inevitable ‘But he’s so much older than you!This is embarrassing, though less so for you than it is for those doing the mistaking.Gender politics: you win some, you lose some Your beloved will have come of age in the 1970s or 1980s. Yes, middle-aged men are less keen on gymnastics than their twentysomething counterparts, but as anyone who’s ever done their back in half way through will tell you, this is by no means a bad thing. Your plus-one will probably have an ex-wife (or two), and children who might not be much younger than you. Handle meetings as you would any other tricky social situation by tanking up on wine beforehand.’ is to silently count off your fingers for a bit, then yell ‘OH MY GOD, YOU’RE RIGHT! ’ You need to think ahead Put bluntly, you ain’t never growing old together.And an age gap of more than, say, eight years forces you to be honest about what you both want much sooner than you would otherwise.