He’s at the bar – the grey-haired man sitting with his hand on a young pup’s thigh. We instantly think the attraction is either based on a mutually satisfactory financial agreement, a daddy fetish or a mid-life crisis.
But does an age gap relationship need strings attached to work? Can’t it just be two people who have fallen in love despite the years that separate them?
Most of us in the gay community have dated, or at least had a one-nighter, with someone considerably older or younger than us. Last night’s episode of Will & Grace certainly nailed home the message about the disconnect between the generations.
So many gay celebrities are in May - December romances. 70-year old Elton John and David Furnish (54) are no trivial example.
It’s often the case that being in a long-term, committed relationship with an older or younger man must still raise eyebrows from some quarters. And in some cases, it can find the older man branded a pervert or manipulator while his younger counterpart is dismissed as a gold digger.
We should judge less and let these relationships work themselves out. Flirt with whomever you want to. Focus on yourself and your love life, not on others. :-)
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