Dating a junior
Unfortunately, as I was soon to discover, a 22-year age gap can become a yawning chasm when reality bites.
So when I read that one leading law firm has noticed a marked rise in separations involving younger husbands filing for divorce – up by a third in three years – it rang horribly true.
However, after six months I began to tire of the merry-go-round.
So I registered with another dating website – one without the “cougar” overtones – but specified an age range of between 25 and 45 in order to weed out the boring old gits.
For me, it was about the difference in our life stages rather than our age gap, but I believed that the strength of our bond could see us through.Or, more accurately, Mrs Robinson in the dating website For a while, I could have given Samantha in Sex And The City a run for her money, stepping out with a series of charming younger men (the youngest was 24) – and I can’t deny what an incredible boost it was to my confidence at a time when I thought I was heading for spinsterhood.I was taken aback that a woman of my age could be of interest to a younger man, but he assured me that there were many others like him actively seeking the attention of mature women.
And so, after a brief liaison with said Italian, I became the proverbial kid in the candy store.A lot of older widowers have grown children; in fact, many may even be grandfathers. Widowers often need a woman’s touch around the house.