Dating older men with children
“I love that she loves me so much, and that I mean a lot to her,” says Sutherland.
Such May-December couplings are no longer seen as relationship outliers — or indicative of deep-seated mommy issues.“Everybody thought this was a little phase, that I was just having a crisis.” But friends and family came around to accepting the couple after they’d been dating for a year and it became clear that Sutherland had serious intentions.In April 2010, they had an intimate beachside wedding in Hawaii, and they now have a 6-year-old son, Marek.“Even with the age gap, I’ve never quite met anyone like him,” she says.I have been dating a guy with a 5 year old for 2 years now, we have plans to get married this summer, and we live together.So, six years ago, she started dating studs in their 20s and 30s — and she hasn’t looked back.
“Younger guys tend to be more active, have less baggage,” says Soletti, an event planner who regularly hosts dating mixers.
Prior to meeting Siegner in 2012, Angal was a tour manager for a music company and had a lifestyle he describes as “sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll.” He mostly dated party girls in their 20s.
But when he was set up with Siegner by a mutual friend, matchmaker Sameera Sullivan, he says his life turned around.
“With some women I dated, they wanted to play games, but Jennifer always communicated that she wanted something real,” Angal says.
“I always knew where I stood with her.” Soon after they met, he cleaned up his act and left the entertainment industry.
When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.