There are obvious plusses to dating a younger guy: stamina, less baggage, they’re eager to please, stamina. But it’s not all sex and romance (though, admittedly, there is a lot of that).
Dating someone younger can be great and it can blossom into a beautiful, long-lasting relationship — as long as you’re aware of both the perks and the drawbacks. So if you want to make it work, be sure you can handle it.
You can’t keep track of how many times you’ve heard “you and your son”
It’s both maddening and mortifying.
Incidentally, you get tired of feeling like his mother
Picking up after him, doing his laundry, cutting his meat, it all becomes a little too Norman Bates-y for your liking.
You find yourself shopping at Forever 21
Because nothing says love like a crop top and floral embroidered daisy dukes.
You’re suddenly jealous of 20-year-old girls
Especially after seeing them in the Forever 21 fitting room alongside you.
Family Guy becomes your new favourite show
You can now do a killer Stewie impression. And, coincidentally, you still talk to your teddy bear too.
You grow to hate the word “cougar.” Shudder.
Yep, that’s what women love — being labelled as some sort of wild mountain lion on the prowl.
Each “newer model” joke gets funnier and funnier. Really.
We get it. He can trade you in for someone younger. Hilarious.
He’s ready to go out… when you’re ready to go to bed
And you’re not referring to sexy time. It’s the “I had a long day, I’m exhausted, I have to get up at the crack of dawn to catch the 6:45 train” version of “go to bed.”
You’ve become well-acquainted with the XBox One
In fact you’ve already pre-ordered Halo 5: Guardians and you’ve become a competitive monster.
You become a music teacher
No, he really has no idea that Paul McCartney, that guy who plays the guitar in that Rihanna and Kanye song, was in a band before this.
Your new favourite movie is How Stella Got Her Groove Back
You know, for inspiration. And Taye Diggs isn’t bad to look at either.