I Googled him the next day, and lo and behold, right there on his college athlete stats page, was his birthdate. I couldn't relax and accept Michael's age for what it was, especially when we were out in public.
"I was going to tell you the next time I saw you, I promise. I knew you'd freak if I tacked on five more years, and we were having such a good time. I really like you, Vanessa.""I really like you, too," I said meekly, my anger fading.
To find the answers, we sat down with some boomers as well as relationship experts to determine just how important age really is. I’ve dated younger men in the past, and they were very impressed that I had “grown-up things” like good china and silver and could cook a great meal.
The Panelists: Judsen Culbreth, author of James Orr, 57, of Oklahoma City, OK — widowed at 51 Billie Fitzpatrick, 53, of Jersey City, NJ — divorced twice Joy Evans, 63, of La Canada, CA — divorced once Dick Camfield, 61, of Phoenix, AZ — never been married First things first: When it comes to dating after 50, does age really matter? I’d love to find a younger woman I have a lot in common with. Yet, they also loved the fact that I play golf and have a youthful attitude. If age does make a difference, what are the benefits of dating someone younger when you’re over 50?
It's not because I seek younger men, they come after me. It would be interesting to hear from guys who like older women and get more insight.
Ok So I am 43, look 34 and only ever find young men attractive and vice versa.
I never even meet older guys, all I meet is guys ages 22-35.
I felt like every time we went to a fancy restaurant, the maître d' thought I was Michael's daughter.
We would kiss at the table, and I'd catch (or maybe it was my imagination) the waiter's surprised look, and then I felt like he'd pegged me as some kind of gold-digger.