Dating older men article
One friend told me he’d lost all respect for me when I committed to someone so far my senior.
And when Jack and I married three years ago, acquaintances placed bets on how long it would last.“It’s a paradox,” Schwartz says.
So the implication that falling for Jack could have been a ploy by my subconscious to secure a daddy figure who’d make life ? My raised hackles are to be expected, sociologists say.
Although society is trending toward greater acceptance of individual choice, there still exists the idea that by marrying older, a woman has turned against her gender (i.e., she’s perpetuating the fallacy that men should be providers while a woman’s value is as a trophy).
There’s the biannual colonoscopy to sit through, because at 52, Jack’s at that point in life.
But a year later, Jack stumbled upon a blog I wrote and sought me out to offer me a job.It felt thrilling to finally be working in a real office with real business cards and a real mentor.When I needed an apartment—tough to find in a resort town with sky-high rents—Jack offered me a room in his house, which meant we frequently worked late before coming home to split a bottle of wine.“The short answer is ‘yes,’” says Pepper Schwartz, Ph.D., AARP's love and relationship expert and best-selling author of .