By Laura Lovejoy
I cannot stand the thought of dating a younger guy. I don’t care if someone was the most gorgeous guy on the planet, I simply could not date him. Yet, ageism is the biggest insult I can ever endure, I dare someone to bring up my age in argument or to think that I am incompetent at my job because of my age, they will feel the FULL Lovejoy wrath and that is something that has been famous for generations (us Lovejoy’s have quite the temper).
I know that’s super hypocritical but it gets weirder because Clint might be 8 years older than me but when it comes down to maturity I far exceed him. Although I will give him his dues as he’s grown up about 7 years since we’ve been together and he’s getting towards where a 30-year-old man should be but when I met him, he might as well have been 18. So where does my problem with age stem from? It’s not like I can say that with age comes maturity because Clint is living proof that’s not true.
Recently, my best friend got with a 20-year-old, she is 22. It’s a two year age gap, which is nothing. If this was the other way round I wouldn’t have a problem at all but for ages, I found it hard to get my head around. I can write this because I am pretty sure that she never reads my blog anyway but if you are reading this, hello Amy.
If she had got with a guy that was 32, I would have thought nothing of it. And her 20-year-old boyfriend makes her very happy, they go out and do things that she would have never done before, it’s not like his age matters in any way but still, I have some bizarre weirdness around it.
It has totally baffled me, I have no explanation for it and I know that it’s wrong. It’s not fair for a female to always be the youngest in a relationship, men have the right to be younger too but I just can’t pin point why I feel this way.
I would love to hear if you have any experiences of dating younger guys or if you agree/disagree or can even come to some conclusion as to why I feel so strongly about this, so please do comment below.