They may impugn the motives of the younger person ("Gold digger!
"), or imply that it's all about sex ("You sly devil, you!
If they are grown, it may strike them as practically incestuous to learn that Mom or Dad is dating someone their same age.
Perhaps the best known are 68-year-old Michael Douglas and 43-year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones, who have bridged their quarter-century age gap to stand by each other through a long partnership (and some recent serious health scares).Or look at 65-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, who made 34-year-old theater producer Sally Humphreys his (third) bride in December 2012.En español | You've fallen for someone 20 years younger, and he/she for you.Friends say you're "infatuated" — why can't they see you're in love?(Unless, of course, they were named Cher.) But all this prompts a bigger question: Is it smart or stupid to take on a partner 20 years younger once you hit 50, 60 or 70?
The answer to that question may lie in your answers to these: Just as age has its rewards, so do age differences.If your love is true, you'll help everyone involved work through these issues and more.And both you and your 11th-hour soulmate will congratulate yourselves for having the gumption to step off the cakewalk of same-age coupling.But there's more than that to your new relationship, as you know, so you could do without the nudges and winks.Many couples have conquered this barrier, remaining happily married, or committed, for decades. Woman B: I rented a flat in the backyard of his then-girlfriend. But I knew he was probably 10 years older than me and that was a little bit of the attraction, because I thought that he would be older and more settled with none of the bullshit that you have in your 20s.