But sometimes it feels as though the gender revolution hasn't quite managed to infiltrate heterosexual relationships.
Recently, I joined a group of matchmakers and dating coaches for happy hour. Sure, not all the men you contact will reply, but that's normal.Not every one of these situations is going to be a soap opera about forbidden love and sexual corruption; sometimes it really is just about two people who really like and respect each other.It’s totally doable, as long as you keep some things (*cough* MY INSANELY WISE WORDS BELOW *cough*) in mind.We've only been dating for a short time, and I can't say whether or not age will come to matter in six months or a year. It turns out my grandmother was four years older, not to mention , than my grandpa. Friends have joked about having to be careful swearing in front of my boyfriend, or making sure he's in bed by pm, but in the same breath they've shrugged it off and laughed that their mum is nine years older than their dad. And none of those things have the least bit to do with what year they graduated school.But what I can say, is that in my experience, the biggest deal breakers have never been superficial. You'd think as a feminist I'd have rejected sexist ideals about what a good relationship should look like. I made my own decisions when I was 15, and I enjoyed the majority of the time I spent dating that 28-year-old as well as the older dudes who came after him.