Pete Davidson, 25, and Kate Beckingsale, 45, are the newest couple to experience this, with Davidson defending their relationship on Saturday Night Live by providing a laundry list of famous couples to come before them. I had to dig him out of the MGTOW [men going their own way] mindset, but he was so far gone it eventually drove me away. It was a very positive experience and he set the bar with future relationships and taught me what relationships should actually be like. I’m dating someone 23 years older than me, and I think it works out because he’s down to explore millennial culture and I’m somewhat familiar with the things he grew up with.But, are we all experimenting with people outside our immediate age bracket? The sex is amazing because he’s had practice and I’m curious/open.It is important to like the person you are dating, not just the idea of them.Ex-spouses and children can also affect the dynamic of the relationship.In return, I inspired him to think outside the box, softened his edges and appreciated his giving nature.We traveled together, discussed music, art, and film, and supported each other’s careers, just like I would with a partner my own age.
That being said, one major difficulty of having a large difference in age is making sure the morals, values and life goals of both people are synced. This attitude in a relationship usually contributes to codependency and controlling behaviors (not cute! These are major no-nos when your goal is to have a healthy relationship.Generally, I feel like 10-20 years junior or senior is considered “appropriate” by our society’s standards.If Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher can get together (they started dating when she was 41 and he was 25) and movies like are nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, surely the taboo of having an age difference has gone out the window.reported that 34 percent of women over 39 years old were dating younger men.Add in the popularization of divorce over the last 50 years and the introduction of dating apps, and matters of love, sex and how we connect are utterly transformed. And if age ain’t nothing but a number (), how are we to navigate what is appropriate (or not) when it comes to finding a partner?