Age gaps in a relationship are one taboo that never gets old. Be it the nosy aunties or the self-claimed freaky priests, age gaps have forever been their oozing juicy topic for gossip and how these ‘couples’ will never last.
“The girl is older? Oh no they’ll never be happy!”
But luckily as times are passing, opinions seem to have changed with increased access to digital media and have enlightened most views that were earlier rather based on reactions similar to the creepy characters from the ‘saas-bahu’ serials.
Honestly, we’ve forever been talking about the prejudices that have commonly leveled at those involved in an inter-generational relationship but these are very different upon whether you are the elder or the younger among the two. The following section looks at the four main types involved in such relationships, their possible motives and the negative perceptions they may experience.
The Toy Boy
This one’s where the guy is the hero of his gang for dating an older woman of another clan. In a relationship like this one, the guy is energetic and handsome and he provides the perfect piece of candy for an older woman who can fall in for all his boyish needs and fantasies. But in the eyes of the public who are mostly freaky creepy aunties, these guys are immature and dependant, they aren’t too manly.
The play mate
This one’s where the girl is younger than the guy and similar to the background of a toy boy. She’s ever so happy to trade her time for all the pampering and spoiling she gets from her older successful man. The ‘play mate’ is usually as pretty as a picture can be, with a killer body to match and a trophy lady for the older man gang to show off whenever he is out and about.
Stop grinning, we know why this word made you grin! A term that didn’t exist all that long ago. But now this one’s too popular of course thanks to Hollywood and Nick-Priyanka. A cougar is usually a middle-aged woman typically anywhere between her early thirties and early fifties who favours the company of significantly younger men.
The sugar daddy
This one’s the one you might be most familiar with, because why not it’s ‘sugar daddy’ after all. The older gentleman, who could be in his forties or maybe just chilling on his death bed, the one who always seems to have a play mate on his arm.
The pros of age gap
Every relationship comes in with their own level of pros and cons, but in a relationship bound by an age gap, the only con could be all the nasty jobless aunties of the neighbourhood.
When two people are in love and ready, who the hell is aunty!
Advantages of seeing someone older
Enough of the PUBG madness! Older men know how to treat their lady and they don’t rant about games and treks that they went for 10 months back. They’d rather listen to you and have a good conversation with you and make you feel important.
Forget the sad stereotype that old people aren’t good in bed, in fact, the older hags are much more experienced and they are way much better in bed. They won’t be selfish and they know exactly what you want and their experience brings all the juicy flavours coming in.
Nope, not the physical kind only, they’re matured emotionally as well. If you have a plan in mind, they’ll be right there to support you and push you ahead to do better. They’re more likely to have a sorted life and a more sorted house unlike a younger man still struggling to transition out from his bachelorhood.
Well not everyone, but most younger halves of a couple prefer walking in to a readymade family. Well who wouldn’t like readymade kids to be precise…no diapers, no crying in the middle of the night and definitely no drama with the eating fuss.
The advantages of seeing someone younger
More enthusiastic sex
They’re young, wild and free and they’re definitely full of energy. So, of course, the sex is always great and the bedroom is forever rocking. They might not have the same level of finesse and skill, but boy of boy you can’t really beat on their energy and passion.
It’s always great to have a fresh mind and body at your side to help you mold and grow in ways you desire to. As the younger half strives to learn and take lessons from the older half, they not just fall in love but also gain a new role model.
New cultural references
When your family and friends are of a similar age and you find yourself stuck in a different decade, there is no better way to come out fresh with your younger date. Be prepared to leave your older friends feeling like a fuddy-duddy as you surprise them all with up-to-date knowledge of youth and pop culture.