Besides that night at the bar, I can recall only two occasions when I was painfully cognizant of the age gap. The first was when I introduced him to my parents: I still feel twelve years old around them, which made him seem very thirty three years old. Even big age gaps tend to become less taboo as people get older, and it certainly matters at what age the couple met. It's almost a point of pride for me, because the expectation is that he would make more money. He was 40, filling in over the summer as an adviser and copy editor.
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Occasionally, when I mention this, people seem surprised. So yes, there is a significant age gap. But to me, it never seemed like much. Probably because my first boyfriend, who I dated for almost five years, was just over thirty years my senior.
However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his something male counterparts. Dating him was remarkably easy. He was the first feminist guy I dated.