If you’ve spent the last decade in the same queer community and friendship group, however loving and generous, dating a younger person from a different social background and with different experiences and expectations of coming out, living as queer and building relationships can be a breath of fresh air. She gets to meet all your kickass comrades and you get to meet her crowd of hot twentysomethings and everyone hangs out and cackles. What’s not to like?2. Fun
Younger people are often more energetic than their elder counterparts, and very much still at the stage of life where they’re experimenting with everything to see what works. Dating someone younger often means nights out, creative hobbies, fun activities, and a partner in crime for anything you’ve always felt you wanted to try. If you’re a homebody, d*ting somebody younger can encourage you to get out and do things you’d never have tried on your own.3. Enthusiasm
Younger people can be less jaded and cynical, still in the process of discovering the world and themselves and how those two things might work together, That often translates as boundless enthusiasm for new things, different things, silly and fun things – and they’ll drag you along for the ride, no pun intended.
If someone’s significantly younger than you, the chances are they’re less experienced than you, too – in bed and out of it. They’re more likely to be still discovering their sexuality, keen to experiment and try new things. Sometimes it’s fun to be the experienced one – especially when it’s fulfilling for both parties. Which is another good point: beware of internalised ageism. If your younger partner is dating you, that means they find you sexy, wrinkles and all!