I never thought I would ever date anyone younger than myself let alone be in a relationship with someone 12 years younger than me. A Toy Boy had never appealed to me, maybe a couple of years younger but 12 years’ younger was a totally new scenario.
Sinitta termed the phrase ‘Toy Boy’ back in the 1980’s with her much-covered song called, you guessed it, Toy Boy.
The phrase Toy Boy is now in the Oxford and Collins dictionary as ‘a male lover who is much younger than his partner’.
The phrase sugar daddy is also in the Oxford and Collins dictionary as ‘a rich older man who lavishes gifts on a young woman in return for her company or sexual favours’.
There are pros and cons in every relationship. There are ups and downs no matter what your age. Judging people based on age difference is out-dated.
Look at Hugh Heffner. I actually admire Hugh and if his seven Playboy girls are happy to be his seven sexual days of the week to further their career, then it obviously works for him and them so who is anyone to judge.
If Tina Turner wants to date a guy 35 years her junior and they are both happy, then fabulous; let them get on with it.
If I am engaged to be married to my fiance who is 12 years my junior and we are both happy; sensational news and off we pop to the alter.
When I was 16 and my dad was 43 I went to the South of France for one week, just me and him on a father/daughter holiday. I had one of the best holidays of my life. I worship my dad and we would naturally walk along the streets of Nice on a night out arm-in-arm until one night I said to my dad, ‘Why are people staring at us?’ We really didn’t know until we met a Swedish couple in a restaurant who asked us how long we’d been married. WTF? From that night onwards, everywhere we went and whoever we met my dad would say before anyone asked, ‘This is my daughter.’ Why should he have to do that?
Here we are 1986, South of France. I've painted my dad's face out to protect him from anyone admiring those blue trousers.
I will finish with this. If you are happy with who you are with, then age should not matter.