Combat feeling intimidated by your partner's relationship experience.
My boyfriend is 10 years older than me. We're in love and it's awesome. There are many, many perks to dating a dude who is older, some of which you can read here. But there's one tiny downfall, at least for me. In his 40 years on earth, my devastatingly handsome boyfriend has had more than his share of girlfriends and has been in love a handful of times. This is probably totally normal and not a cause for, uh, concern for most 30-year-old women, who have likely had many relationships in their lives too. Unfortunately, I haven't and his vast relationship experience makes me feel like I'm somehow not as special as I'd like to be.
A significant age difference can be a dealmaker instead of a dealbreaker.
Yes, my new man was older than me, much older than me. But I wasn’t some gold digger trying to claw at his cash account, or even a woman with daddy issues. I just thought he was the hottest, funniest man I’d ever met. He was more exciting to be with than any of the 20-something guys I knew. Should I really have let 15 years come between me and happiness, just so I could avoid judgment from girls like Sue? I really should have answered her question with the long list of truly great things about dating an older man.
The practice of "marrying up" might be looked down upon by some, but when you're talking age, it might be the key to a happy marriage. A recent study showed that the couples who were happiest and had the lowest divorce rate were those where the woman was at least five years younger than her husband -- and when she's better educated
Menopause myths abound. Here, Gail Sheehy explores what happens to intimacy as you age.
"The idea that a contemporary women's sex drive disappears in middle or advanced age is as obsolete as the notion that women go batty in menopause. But many of us are ignorant about what changes to expect in our sexual responses during this passage, and the unforeseen consequences can drive us a little crazy!" Gail Sheehy explores what happens to intimacy as you age.
If your age ends in a "9" are you more likely to stray? An online dating site says "yes."
IllicitEncounters.co.uk a dating site in the UK says they notice an upswing in users right before a milestone birthday. Thirty-nine is the most popular date for people to sign up for IllicitEncounters.co.uk.
A widow reflects on the death of her much older husband.
I was with him when he took his last breath. I felt as though it was mine. One second he was there and the next he was gone. We had said all there was to say between two people in love. Sharing the good times and the sad times, we relived our entire married life within a few days. Then he was gone.
Marriage age: most Americans married by 40, women marry younger than men.
Wondering if you'll ever get married? According to new federal data, you probably will. According to a study of almost 13,000 people, about 80 percent of Americans are married by age 40. A more general finding shows that 70 percent of people ages 25 – 44 have been married at least once.