We started dating and it developed into a relationship shortly after. Woman D: We met initially at a mutual friend's house. Selecting a much younger partner increased the odds of him finding such a person. He has had three other serious relationships and they were all age-appropriate. We got back in contact and I realized how much I missed having him in my life. Woman A: Looking back, I think he needed a partner who would tolerate his bullshit if he was to be in a relationship at all. They split up around 2009 and I didn't hear from him for 18 months. Do you think your age was part of the attraction for him?
Because he had a reluctance to grow up, he wanted to stay young in as many ways as possible.
I think it felt good for him that an 18-year-old was choosing to spend time with him.
My theory is that the two are linked and that the age difference facilitates a dom/sub dynamic.
Woman B: I was 23 when we started dating and he was 39. Woman B: I rented a flat in the backyard of his then-girlfriend. But I knew he was probably 10 years older than me and that was a little bit of the attraction, because I thought that he would be older and more settled with none of the bullshit that you have in your 20s.
Woman A: The longest lasting of these relationships started when I was 18 and he was 40. However, we didn't start dating until I was 18 and he was 36. Woman A: I was working in retail at the time, and he was a customer. He looks younger than he is and is in very good shape.