Sharmen, a 37-year-old motivational speaker and author from Irvine, CA, ended her relationship with a 24-year-old guy a few months ago because of his immaturity issues.
On the one hand, it means your date’s baggage compartment is more likely to be free of ex-wives and kids.On the other, they may still be on close terms with their inner child, a laundry-impaired brat who can’t get enough of video games and/or The Simpsons. “He had a body like the guy from that Diet Coke commercial,” she says. “We’re talking enormous amounts of sexual energy.” Roberta, a 50-something marketing director from Long Island, says she experienced that energy when she became involved with a 27-year-old she met at a karaoke bar (she was 44 at the time).
“The younger person tends to be in awe of you because you have more life experience and a lot of the things that maturity brings, like power and money,” she says.“And it’s fun to share those things, to not only be a lover but a mentor.” A lack of life experience can be both a blessing and a curse, though.