As the bard said, love the one you're with. Plutarch, in his biography of Marc Antony, remarks that Cleopatra met Antony "at the very time when women have the most brilliant beauty. In other words, either a five year age difference between consenting adults is creepy or it isn't. On the other hand, at the tender age of 26 I think of myself as a grown man and I wouldn't lower myself to taking advice from a bunch of bros in the comment section of a dating website so maybe our experiences are very different. You and I most likely have virtually identical life experiences and overall approaches to the world. When I was 42, my boyfriend was
Women are people, just like you.
Undressed: What’s the Deal With the Age Gap in Relationships?
But even if it was, that doesn't mean it wouldn't have been worth it. Cut this shit out. We had more important things to worry about, like the alarming decay rate of our attractiveness. I consider myself super-feminist, but still had this idea in my head that women don't date younger men, because they're less mature, and make worse relationships. In both relationships, I very much felt we were equals.