Towards the end of a 60th birthday party, I felt an arm slink around my waist. I knew he'd broken up with his girlfriend and thought he wanted some advice from Agony Aunt Amanda.
I turned to see the son of a friend - an affectionate hug from a lovely young man I'd known for a decade and had watched grow up. He smokes, so I suggested we go outside while he had a cigarette, but he said no, he wanted to come home with me and talk privately.
‘Say her guy is 25 – he’s definitely not ready for that.
‘He probably wants to wait five years for that kind of thing, maybe even longer.
And it works both ways – if you’re mature for your age, then you’ll naturally be attracted to older men.
Make sure you’re not missing out on a good time because you’re worried about what other people think about the number of candles on a cake.
Nikki, 33 agrees: ‘I pretty much only date younger men now, which I think is to do with my lifestyle choices of travelling and doing seasonal work.
‘I currently have a boyfriend who is seven years younger than me, and so far so good.So there must be something going on with young men these days. But he explained that it starts out fun, but before you know it they're dragging you into Baby Gap via the jeweller's, which these men just aren't ready for.It's well known that people are marrying later and later: the average age for a man is 32 and a woman 30.’ It’s the same with platonic friends too – while working in Sri Lanka, my closest friend was nine years younger than me, and it wasn’t a problem.She was mature for her age and I was immature for my age. There’s also this misconception that older guys are better in bed. Unless you’re dating 16-year-olds (not recommended unless you’re also a teen), chances are the guy you’re sleeping with will have had a fair amount of experience and if your bodies work together, your bodies will work together.‘Women have a biological clock that they need to live by if they want to have kids and stuff,’ he told uk.