Forward a few hours later, and I'm dancing with a guy who not only could dance but had such a beautiful smile, he made me stay longer. I could deal with three to eight years younger but 10 plus was a big age gap for my conservative, borderline militant ideas about love.I didn't think anything of it, except that he had something about him I really liked. I'm an open-minded person living in an open society so was quite surprised by my own thinking, but there you go.
Despite the nice summer evening, all I wanted to do was go home.
But there I was, standing amongst a crowd of people feeling slightly alien.
He married her when he was 25 and she was already 40.
It is well documented that they had a very happy, loving and monogamous marriage.
I also thought in the genius Croatian pianist, Ivo Pogorelich, who at 22 years old married the love of his life, Aliza Kezeradze, 41.
He was with her till she passed away and still remembers her to this day as his greatest love and biggest influence.He was an attractive, intelligent guy who would have taken a bullet for me.But there was no chemistry; getting intimate felt more like a requirement than a good time. And this kid, Ryan*, at the rehearsal dinner kept asking me to dance.Having a younger partner is not about "enjoying an experience" bound for failure.All relationships are bound for failure if there is no respect or trust. Lots of people whose partners are of same or similar age break up because love is either gone, they fell for someone else, or they simply got bored with each other.And so, on my way home, I thought in some of the greatest love stories where age was not an issue.