Cathy and Keith: Age gap 28 years HE PECKED ME ON THE CHEEK, I KNEW HE WAS A PERFECT GENTLEMAN Cathy Mumford, 39, a holistic therapist from Mansfield, Notts, and her husband Keith, 67, a sales and marketing consultant, have been together for 15 years.
She says: “It was the summer of 1997 when I first met Keith. I was on holiday in Zante and we met at the apartment I was staying in.
A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.
Dating someone younger—whether you’re two or three years his senior or are talking cougar territory—certainly can work (look at Eva Longoria and her 4-years younger beau), but being an “older woman” in a relationship does tend to come with certain perks and downfalls.
If you want to make things work, be sure you can handle the following. Men reach their sexual prime in their twenties due to a spike in testosterone, while women typically reach theirs in their 30s and 40s.
Dennisrc2 and bethanynurse , Coventry, United Kingdom After only two days on Age I’d been single for a couple of years and had gone on holiday on my own to have some fun – the last thing on my mind was falling in love.A few days into the holiday, I was at a quiz and Keith was the quizmaster. We had a laugh but I wasn’t interested in him at that point – and I could tell he was a lot older.Tessina, Ph D, a licensed family therapist in practice in Long Beach, Calif., and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again, tells Web MD.For their part, the men like the sophistication and life success of their older mates, she explains.It's not what you think -- the stamina or "re-boot" ability of the younger male.The women like the flexibility and sense of adventure of their more spontaneous, younger companions, Tina B.The much touted idea that women peak sexually in their 30s and men in their teens does not enter into it -- most of these couples are beyond both those age periods.But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?Younger men are as adventurous outside of the bedroom as they are inside it, and they’ll bring out a more youthful, vibrant side of you, says Lori Bizzoco, founder and executive editor of Cupids “He will see you as smarter and worldlier, so he’ll want to please you, not just physically but emotionally and intellectually,” she says.“He’ll come up with creative date ideas that bring back romance and youth, and make you feel empowered and appreciated.”When you enter into a new relationship, it’s no secret you’re bringing former boyfriends along with you. “Men can have preconceived notions about women and relationships based on past experiences,” says Samantha Daniels, a professional matchmaker and president of Samantha's Table Matchmaking.