Dating and younger men
‘He probably wants to wait five years for that kind of thing, maybe even longer.
‘Which then means there’s a weird time when a girl is like I NEED to have kids.
I might be 31 but marriage, babies and mortgages are not on my radar.
Partly because the current financial climate doesn’t allow the latter, but also because I enjoy my freelance, nomadic lifestyle.
And it ends up not working.’ This is a very valid point, but if you’re a woman who’s pretty chill about getting married and popping out babies (hi), then there’s no problem. No-one bats an eyelid if a male dates a younger female, yet a woman goes even a few years below her own age and she’s suddenly a thirsty ‘cougar’?
“It took him a while to even say he was in a committed relationship,” shares Karen.She had to bring up the topic of a relationship more often than anticipated.“It took him longer to say that I was his girlfriend.I tend to meet guys while I’m away travelling/working overseas and most of them are younger than me, but age really isn’t as big of a deal when you’re travelling as it is back home.‘I currently have a boyfriend who is seven years younger than me, and so far so good.
I look young for my age and I act young for my age, so why should I feel ashamed (or even surprised) that I’m attracted to guys a few years younger than me?