Age Ain’t Nothing but A Number or Nah?

Written by on 26 January 2015

Let’s continue on with a conversation that Ty & The Sips started this past week — age ain’t nothing but a number or nah? It used to be when this topic was brought up it was in regards to an older man and a younger woman. Now, increasingly, it is focusing on the older woman/younger man dynamic. And while many people have accepted the older man with a younger woman, many people have a harder time digesting the fact that many younger men are choosing to be older women.

The responses can run the gamut from “it’s inappropriate” to “it doesn’t make sense” to “she must be a sugar mama, he’s using her.” What’s up with that? Why the double standard? While it’s still true that our society has pretty rigid gender roles when it comes to men and women, many women are getting more comfortable with the idea of exploring a different kind of relationship. Just like an older man with a younger woman, it can be exciting, exhilarating, something new or maybe they simply fell for who they fell for. No matter what the situation may be, people love to dig into these types of affairs.

Now, it’s your turn to weigh in and let us know what you think. Have you ever experienced either type of these relationships? Is age really nothing but a number? #TellUsHowYouReallyFeel



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