Make sure you’re not missing out on a good time because you’re worried about what other people think about the number of candles on a cake.
Actor Mel Gibson and partner Rosalind Ross pose at the American Film Institute Awards in Los Angeles, California, on Jan. Gibson, who is 61, is 35 years older than his partner Rosalind Ross, who is 26.
‘And more often than not by the time a girl is 30 she is thinking about kids and a family.
‘Say her guy is 25 – he’s definitely not ready for that.
Turns out, experts say compatibility between two people who just happen to have an age gap isn’t as unusual as we may think.
Also, many of the commonly held beliefs about dating a younger man or woman — for instance, that a junior partner may lack maturity — aren’t true, relationship expert and columnist April Masini told Fox News.
Women get stick for being the obsessive, crazy sex, but in my experience, it’s the opposite. ‘Younger guys aren’t as forceful or bothered.’ On top of this, the older guys had no chat. When some girls were having sex, I hadn’t even started my period.
Why have we let our gender be tarnished with this lie for so long? I might be 31 but marriage, babies and mortgages are not on my radar.’ It’s the same with platonic friends too – while working in Sri Lanka, my closest friend was nine years younger than me, and it wasn’t a problem.She was mature for her age and I was immature for my age. There’s also this misconception that older guys are better in bed. Unless you’re dating 16-year-olds (not recommended unless you’re also a teen), chances are the guy you’re sleeping with will have had a fair amount of experience and if your bodies work together, your bodies will work together.Nikki, 33 agrees: ‘I pretty much only date younger men now, which I think is to do with my lifestyle choices of travelling and doing seasonal work.‘I currently have a boyfriend who is seven years younger than me, and so far so good.Plus, research says that women hit their sexual prime later than men,so you may well be doing yourself a favour going younger.