I’m tired of being shamed for dating a woman half my age
I’m closing in on 50, I’ve had a variety of normal and alternative relationships to put it mildly. I was married for around 20 years, now divorced. I have 4 kids, sole custody.
I’ve dated women my age, enjoyed their company a great deal, but I have an extremely high libido and I’ve only been able to find my match in this by poly dating or dating much younger.
I am currently dating a graduate student, in my field, upper 20’s. She’s not half my age, but effectively close enough. We’ve been dating for 8 months and so far everything is going great. We are intimate once or twice a day, sometimes more often. We spend a lot of time talking, going out, just snuggling together. We are both really happy.
My family treats me like I’m a predator. Her family isn’t happy either, but she dated mostly women before me and her homophobic parents are mildly happy she’s dating a man at the moment. She’s not close with any of them, but it upsets her they are judging her.
I’m just sick and tired of people who are miserable single and miserable married sitting here judging two people who are happy living their life. Yeah, it could go badly in the future, but that’s true for every relationship. People just need to mind their own business and let us enjoy our lives.