However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his 30-something male counterparts. It was such a relief to date someone who wasn’t jaded.
Despite the nice summer evening, all I wanted to do was go home.
But there I was, standing amongst a crowd of people feeling slightly alien.
Before you call the authorities, it should be noted that I was in my early 30s and he was in his early 20s.
Although I never thought I’d date someone that much younger than me, it was one of the best dating experiences I’ve had. Part of the reason I’ve always shied away from dating younger guys us that I just assumed they would be immature.
Forward a few hours later, and I'm dancing with a guy who not only could dance but had such a beautiful smile, he made me stay longer. I could deal with three to eight years younger but 10 plus was a big age gap for my conservative, borderline militant ideas about love.
I didn't think anything of it, except that he had something about him I really liked. I'm an open-minded person living in an open society so was quite surprised by my own thinking, but there you go.
When it became clear that we’d probably not work out, we talked about it and decided to stay friends. Simone Paget Simone is a freelance writer and author of the sexy and irreverent blog Skinny Dip.
When she's not writing her heart out, she loves wandering her city with a large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.
Having a younger partner is not about "enjoying an experience" bound for failure.