I’ve always felt that there are more important factors than age when it comes to compatibility and mutual enjoyment in spending time with each other. For those rare folk who make healthy lifestyle choices and who have a wide range of interests it can be challenging to find stimulating companions of any age, never mind limiting oneself to a narrow band of +/- 5 years or so. Of course as a man, if I happen to be dating a woman 20 years younger, I hear the typical comments and I know the same is true of women who are dating younger men. But who cares what other people say? They’re just repeating a sound-bite they were fed and never bothered to think about. Life’s far too short, and there are far too many silly people in the world, for us to care about the opinions or snide remarks of others.

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