Yesterday’s ‘Reasons to date an older woman’ seemed to strike a chord – so here’s the other side of the coin. To be clear, by ‘younger’ we mean ‘younger than you, but of legal and appropriate age.’ Half-your-age-plus-7 is the usual rule where I come from, and it’s a good general guideline. Bearing all that in mind, there are some really good things about dating someone younger than you – here are a few of our favorites.
1. Different viewpoints
If you’ve spent the last decade in the same queer community and friendship group, however loving and generous, dating a younger person from a different social background and with different experiences and expectations of coming out, living as queer and building relationships can be a breath of fresh air. She gets to meet all your kickass comrades and you get to meet her crowd of hot twentysomethings and everyone hangs out and cackles. What’s not to like?