Dating someone who is older than you
Right now though, all I can say is that it’s true love – and I’m willing to take the rough with the smooth.Ideally I’d have fallen for a man in his 30s, but I didn't.We both want kids, but I worry about how we’re actually going to manage it when the time comes.To my surprise, most of my friends were unfazed when we started dating.I just hope that 60-year-old me will be strong enough to focus on the happy memories, rather than the grief of losing the man she loved.When you find someone who captures your heart you may discover yourself in a relationship that is very different from what you were expecting, and perhaps even with someone you could never have imagined.The sparkle in my partner’s eyes when I walk into the local pub with him while I’m wearing a low-cut dress is priceless – and he always compliments me which makes me feel great.Of course, our unconventional relationship does have its downsides.
I’ve heard, “Aren’t you worried you’ll end up having to wipe his arse in a few years? ” One ‘friend’ even deleted me from Facebook with the parting comment: “I won’t sit around to watch a vulnerable young woman being exploited”. The generational issue almost put us off getting together at the start, but then we just thought “sod it! And despite the age gap, we eventually plan to get married.They’re polite when he’s around, but often ask me if I’m really sure about what I’m doing.I know they desperately want grandchildren and are secretly praying for me to change my mind.