In dating an older
Often younger people have less queer trauma.”And then you have to deal with all the haters.
Age-gap relationships come with a certain amount of stigma, and that external skepticism can start to infiltrate your couple.
The Older Man was also my editor, which added a power imbalance to the mix—a dynamic we all know can be equal parts problematic and irresistible.
People raise their eyebrows at relationships with a significant age gap: If you’re the older guy, you’re creepy and exploitative; if you’re the older woman, you’re both of those things plus delusional about your shelf life.
“One thing that’s cool about dating someone younger is that I don’t have to deal with, like, DVRs and shit.
So when you meet someone who has clean towels in their bathroom and, like, a , it’s intoxicating.Like, relationships are hard enough without your friends warning that your younger boyfriend is “using you.” Chelsea recalled, “In my previous relationship, when I had to tell my parents that I was dating someone nearly 30 years older than me, that was obviously stressful. People would shout stuff at us on the street, or mistake her for my mother, which always totally weirded me out.”Also, there are physical realities.