Dating a man twice my age

Thankfully, in the wake of headlines calling Spencer a “toyboy” and tweets describing Fry as “disgusting” came a flurry of think pieces unpacking and defending intergenerational gay relationships.

When we started seeing each other almost four years ago, the summer before my senior year of college, neither of us was looking for love. We met the new old-fashioned way (online), slept together once…

Also called out was the media’s double standard when it comes to straight male stars wooing significantly younger women: Johnny Depp is 51, after all, while his new wife, Amber Heard, is 28.

But the fact remains, whether you’re gay or straight, 30 years is not a negligible difference. I’m 25 and my—for lack of a better word—”boyfriend” is 51.

” It’s totally normal to feel like you want to step on the brakes and proceed with caution.

Most experts agree that a recent divorce is one that happened within the last year or two.

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