• They will forever have more energy than you; Think you are younger than you feel? How about your boyfriend getting a burst of energy at midnight on a weeknight and start singing and dancing around the house with no hope to escape when all you want to do is drink wine and watch a movie in silence.
  • You will socialise with the friends; They will also be his age. You will be have to discuss topics which you may know nothing about. You will go to bars and clubs that you remember by its old name and you may even be the only that does not get ID’d!? You will survive.
  • People will judge you; Woman your age will  be envious, men your age will hate you for making them feel old (regardless of the age of their girlfriend?!)  Those that matter wont care and most will be left with intrigue.
  • At some point you will sound like his mum/dad; He will blurt this out during a disagreement. You will inevitable be offended (actually always!) but they may be the only other people he has had serious and truthful disagreements with, just ensure you are not taking on the parent role!
  • They may want a serious relationship; Do not assume they are looking for a quick fling or will jump into bed with every younger thing with a pulse (some will, but don’t assume) They be drawn to you for your more mature approach and want to settle down. Perhaps even more than you do.
  • You may need to tell them there is no ironing fairy; Each household has different rules, tell him how things are at your place and give him time to adapt to your ways.
  • You need buckets of confidence; You will regularly be socialising with much younger woman, they will have flawless skin, gorgeous hair, the body you used to have at twenty and assumed was there forever. You will also be getting naked with someone who has seen woman their age naked…buckets of confidence!
  • You will teach them, but you will also learn; Life experience has giving you knowledge, some you take for granted that everyone knows, not true, share it.They have grown up in a different generation with different perspectives, learn.
  • There is no baggage; They have probably never had a broken heart so will love freely and not be scared of the consequences. Forget your own baggage and do the same, but try not to become his baggage.
  • His friends think he is a Legend; These guys grew up on movies involving MILF’s, they dreamed of getting an older woman. Even if you are childless you are still in that category. Accept it and laugh it off!
  • They can eat and drink whatever they like; You will likely learn the hard way that you no longer can. You will get fat and end up with your head in the loo staring at the ‘armitage shanks’ sign if you try to keep up, and the hangovers will be worse than the muffin top!
  • He will always want more sex; Even when you are all sexed  out, or it is not an appropriate time he will want sex. Yes there is more stamina, your not allowed to have headaches but I shall remain silent on the details 😉
  • You can make your own rules; He will not be set in his ways about what a relationship must be like, you can both choose to define yourselves by your rules, how refreshing.
  • Life is always more fun; They will show you the funny side when you need it most, bring you down to reality when your worries are taking over. If you are lucky you may even get picked up and spun around (literally!) They have not yet been ruined by the restraints of life. Open up to the possibilities again.
  • Age really is just a number; Once the reality of your relationship sets in, at the end of the day your relationship is not defined by your age and when it is just you two it is no more relevant than your shoe size.

 

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