Dating girl 13 years younger
on a date, because I actually broke every dating rule out there, and invited him over to my house to watch a football game and share dinner.
Just a month ago, we had to have talk about whether or not we should stay together or break up — simply because of the pressure put on us from hearing so many critical opinions about our relationship.
In reality, strangers hardly know there is much of an age difference between us, and they're almost certainly unaware that the difference is about 12.5 years — an age gap that is taboo in our culture.
(Correct: there isn’t one.)So, after grappling with my own insecurities and the societal taboos, there were also the judgments of friends and family.
At the beginning of our relationship, my friends were concerned that his age automatically revealed his readiness to have a long-term relationship and plan a future together.
When the roles are reversed and an older man dates a younger woman, the men are often congratulated and revered.
What is the equivalent of "cougar" for a man who has a younger partner?