Dating much younger guy
Such May-December couplings are no longer seen as relationship outliers — or indicative of deep-seated mommy issues.
“When you’re an ambitious woman, it’s very difficult — you either have to subsume what you wanna do for somebody else, or live with the struggle to fight your partner on top of business survival, and it’s a very unhealthy relationship,” says Nicole Wipp, a 45-year-old attorney and entrepreneur, who found a perfect match in her husband, Marcus Sutherland, a 33-year-old paramedic.
“Dating somebody younger than myself, there’s an acceptance of ambitious women — it’s more normalized.” They met at the University of Hawaii in November 2002, when she was a law student and he was a sophomore undergraduate.
They were introduced by Sutherland’s sister, who was one of Wipp’s law school classmates, at a beachside barbecue.
He wants to feel that you see what is special about him, and not just how he is the opposite of everybody else you’ve dated.
When it came to finding love in New York, Amber Soletti, a 42-year-old who lives in the West Village, had no luck dating older guys or men her own age.