Fifteen years ago, I was running an ad agency, and we were asked to pitch for an online dating site.
To prepare, all of us on the team had to create a profile.
Why have we let our gender be tarnished with this lie for so long? When some girls were having sex, I hadn’t even started my period.
I might be 31 but marriage, babies and mortgages are not on my radar.
Which is why it baffles me that it’s always assumed that it’s only men who like their partners young. (I’ve always had a thing for Patrick Dempsey.) Holy. ‘I’ve dated older guys who have gone in way too hard way too soon with talking about getting married,’ agrees Katherine, 25. It didn’t take long before I moved my maximum age back down to 34.
Actress Gabrielle Union, 44, and her husband, Chicago Bulls player Dwyane Wade, 35, are often lauded as a power couple. “Older successful men are used to being in control of a woman, and that doesn’t sit well with modern women,” says Susan Winter, co-author of the book “Older Women, Younger Men: New Options for Love and Romance.” “Younger men have grown up with working women and have worked for female bosses, so they’re more likely to treat women equally.” Some in these relationships agree.I believe everyone should be free to design the relationship model that works for them — and for me that’s dating younger men. I respond to maybe one percent of all the approaches I get.I have one criterion first and foremost: He has to be a nice person.As a result, my so-called casual relationships go on a lot longer than most people’s so-called committed ones.I date younger men off and on over periods of 2, 3, 4, 5 — or even 15 years.