Start Dating someone much older

Dating someone much older

He has great dress sense He’s had years to find his style and he’s used them wisely. You had them on posters up on your wall and now you’re sitting opposite a lookalike at dinner. He doesn’t make a big deal out of his dating skills ‘It’s your turn to plan a date’… You’re free to enjoy each others’ company without such expectations of the other person.

Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard have a 23 year age gap.

Ellen De Generes and her wife Portia De Rossi have a 15 year age gap.

Especially when I was in my late teens and very early twenties, new to London and nervous about the world around me.

I have no patience with the oft quoted theory that ‘boys mature slower than girls.’ It’s not true.

Because of my penchant for slightly older guys (and some of them have only been five or six years my senior) I’ve always been on dates with people who are passionate, educated and able to teach me things.

I saw dating as a learning experience, and the idea of going to Pizza Express with a bloke I met at a house party before going home to shag him in his shared house? Dating much older men wasn’t purely perfect, and I would never pretend as much.

On one hand, people say that he's a man with financial means, so he has the "right" to date anyone who'll have him (age spots and all).