I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:– They're not ambitious enough, or they don’t have a go-getter attitude.– They're not financially stable.– They still want to date around.– They have had baby mama or ex-wife drama.– They don't have their sh*t together.
I had a normal childhood, but I have been living in the “adult world” since I was a kid. I was around adults all my life — events, parties, meetings — so I really knew it no other way.
The only thing probably missing in my life is a partner, a published book and an owned property… To elaborate even further, I'm an only child, and growing up, I never had many close friends. I was teased and picked on a lot from the kids at school. I guess that's where I began the attraction for the older man type, and it used to freak my mother out.
I never babysat the kids in my neighborhood once; I couldn't relate to kids at all. I would crush on older guys when I was 13, but I really didn't start actually dating an older guy until I was 26; he was 40.
George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.
But, it's not all good things, as there’s also talk about their “bizarre” age gap: him 53, her 36.
In fact, a Boston Globe report went a step further to chart Clooney's age difference history with previous girlfriends, the average being 9.73 years.
What about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were 16 years apart when they were married?
Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?
In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.