She’d reached the fortunate position of being able to choose a man she actually liked rather than one who ticked boring, predictable boxes. While the traditional template of older man/younger woman still dominates, there appears to have been a shift.
Ann would laugh whenever I brought up the subject of age. Research suggests the older woman/younger man relationship has been on the increase since the Eighties.
She was his drama teacher, married and 25 years his senior.
Pictured: Joan Collins, whose fifth husband Percy Gibson is more than 30 years her junior My struggle with rejection came not only from my career choice, but from the sorts of women I’d been dating.
Here was a woman old enough to be my mother tearing a hole in my heart.
All the boys were in love with Judith, but she and I had a special connection, or so I surmised from her flirty glances.
On occasion, my more conventional friends would question how long a relationship like ours could last.
They joshed about desperate, predatory cougars, but what they failed to grasp was that her maturity and solvency meant she no longer had to worry about judging men along shallow lines such as bank balance and career status.