I liked the safety that came with going to dinner with someone who would choose the restaurant, tell me what time we were going to meet and carry on a conversation about the world around me.
Because of my penchant for slightly older guys (and some of them have only been five or six years my senior) I’ve always been on dates with people who are passionate, educated and able to teach me things.
Initially when we met I completely ruled out the idea of dating him.
And, of course, I’m only sharing from my limited experience. Getting older is as easy as puddin’ pie because in your circle?doing his A-Levels when I was in year five, at University when I was finishing Primary school and when he got engaged to his first wife I was doing my AS levels. From school, where I would form adoring romantic attachments to members of the teaching staff while my friends lusted over Justin Bieber, to my gap year, where everyone else took off around the world and shagged surf instructors while I stayed in London, going to restaurants and concerts with men who were old enough to be my father. He had a mortgage, a car and a career before I was even born.I’d always had a thing for older men, but that had usually meant five to ten years older.My ex, who I fell for completely to my own surprise, was more than thirty years older than me.Not long after we took a road trip to California together, said “I love you” for the first time on Valentine’s day and the rest…it’s not so distant history.