Dating someone older by 9 years

The couple were recently spotted in Hollywood sharing a passionate kiss.

Matt is the first guy Kate has dated since her split from director Len Wiseman, last year.

The 21-year-old Instagram model and comedian, is 22 years younger than the star, and only two years older than her daughter, Lily.

What has been made disturbingly clear to me, is that if you dare put one foot outside the circle of acceptable, mainstream "normal" behaviour, it really messes with people and they simply can't help tell you about it.

We're supposed to be an enlightened, open contemporary society but sometimes it's like we're a bunch of sniffy Victorian aunts, smelling of mothballs, armed with i Phones. Australian TV larrikin Karl Stefanovic has made the mistake of being well known and being pictured out with a woman 10-years his junior, Jasmine Yarborough. I realised he saw younger women as a bunch of sex-mad libertines in lipstick and heels, looking for a sugar daddy to entertain. I told him she didn't know any hookers he didn't have to pay and he was quite offended.

Age has never been that big of a deal to me (I have a lot of close friends who are a few years younger than me as well), but apparently it’s a really big deal to everyone else. There will be a moment where you realize something like he was in middle school when you were in high school. You find out just how many people think that making fun of your age difference is hilarious.

Dating a younger guy isn’t weird because he’s younger – it’s weird because of the way society makes you feel about it. There’s nothing you can do but just look at them and wonder how their thought process works. The 10 worst moments in any relationship Follow Gurl, pretty please!

After all, you didn’t exactly grow up at the same time.

Dating someone significantly older than you can be a challenge, not just between the two of you (like when you reference your favorite childhood Disney movie and they can’t relate), but also when it comes to the acceptance of friends and family.

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