The unusual relationship and age gap isn't making waves in France, but it's getting a lot of attention in other parts of the world.When I was young and looked at people whose age I am now, I often wondered if their perception of themselves changed when they looked in the mirror, or if they still had the young mind in an older body.As you get older, the media is telling you what "women of a certain age" can or can't do. Dating a younger man will expose you to and in some cases, force you, to step outside your comfort zone. I'm a 40-something-year-old, happily divorced woman. And I've found that a woman in my physical, social and sometimes financial position is attractive to the 20- and 30-something-year-old male who professes to have grown tired of "needy" 20-something females. He's eight years younger than I, and this is the first I've heard it troubles him.Dating a guy my age would be a unique experience for me -- and it's one I'm excited to pursue.
Maybe the idea of growing with someone is exciting.
Pat offered me space, devotion and herself, which I couldn't find in anyone else. She is a best friend who reflects back to me what a good person I am, which builds my confidence and self-esteem.
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