I bet you can tell me what this story is about just by the title! Yep. Older woman, younger man. I've had my fair share of dating younger/older men. In fact my parents have a little more than a decade difference in their age.
As I look around, it seems to me age being less and less a social taboo as people get older (more mature if you will).
I recall one relationship in which I felt everyone's eyes on me, judging me for being with a guy about 15 years younger than me. It didn't matter to him. But for me, I was rather nervous being in public with him.
Reverse the situation when I was with a guy 15 years older than me and I was fine with it. I have to ask myself why was older fine for me but younger not?
Hmmm...perhaps you, my dear reader, can shed some light on the subject? I'd love to hear your experiences! I've heard some very interesting things that make me feel as though I'm not the only one!
I think it is the natural outgrowth of a male-dominated, patriarchal society. Men have always taken for granted they've a right to pluck fresh flowers. Women, on the other hand (other than in matriarchal societies) have been conditioned to view themselves as flowers to be plucked. We can debate the rightness or wrongness of it, but it's there. My 2 cents...
4/8/2014 01:18:42 pm
Yep. I think you have something there--
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