For the record, a) neither of us had any idea about our big age difference when we first met and liked each other, and b) apparently, I would be considered a puma and not a cougar, thank you very much.But the thing that really surprised me is that something about the short-lived experience changed me... He and I had a talk early on about the fact that it was obviously going to end at some point, because we're just at such different places in our lives.When it came to finding love in New York, Amber Soletti, a 42-year-old who lives in the West Village, had no luck dating older guys or men her own age.While they were “well-established and articulate,” she wasn’t physically attracted to them and found they had too many issues. I look at him, stunned that he could forget such a big part of 1973. You'd really dig it." Or "Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins! We've been together for seven years now, and I'm so used to considering Bronson my peer that I often forget about our 13½-year age difference. In the beginning, if I wasn't thinking, Is he too young for me? someone else was thinking it for me—and blurting out, "Hey, have you seen How Stella Got Her Groove Back?Maybe women feel that because girls have a head start on maturity back in the seventh grade, our emotional and spiritual equals must forever be at least five years older than we are.
Such May-December couplings are no longer seen as relationship outliers — or indicative of deep-seated mommy issues.A month or so ago, I stopped seeing a much younger guy.Because he's only 23, I went into it without any expectations.They first met when he was 15 and she was a 39-year-old teacher at his school.She divorced her first husband and married Macron 14 years later.