Dating someone half your age
And yet, it’s not an accident that the teacher is a sexual archetype: Power, and the transmission of knowledge, are inherently erotic.But there’s also an undeniable eroticism to youth (duh), hence why the schoolgirl/boy gets its own chapter in the book of pervy cliches.“One thing that’s cool about dating someone younger is that I don’t have to deal with, like, DVRs and shit.
People raise their eyebrows at relationships with a significant age gap: If you’re the older guy, you’re creepy and exploitative; if you’re the older woman, you’re both of those things plus delusional about your shelf life.The Older Man had cool friends who had made movies and weren’t on their parents’ family plan. But while the daddy vibe had longevity in bed, in life it got old pretty quickly.He gave me helpful advice on my career (“Don’t fuck your boss”) and about sex (“Stop screaming”). Whenever the Older Man and I went out, he chose the restaurant.But generational differences are an easy scapegoat, especially when you’re not in the mood for introspection.I wanted some insight on age gaps, so I called my friend Chelsea Fairless, a 33-year-old designer and one half of beloved IG account @everyoutfitonsatc.