Dating younder men he is 45
He and I met soon after and were instantly attracted. I know I'm still going to have to defend my decision to a lot of people -- and I'm ready to do so. I just thought sharing my story might help shatter the stereotype of the "c-word." The moral of the story: Be with whoever makes you happy. According to the findings, men and women who were married were about 20 percent less likely to die of cancer during the three-year study period, regardless of how advanced the disease was (although it's worth noting that the benefits appeared to be stronger for men).
It took us a few months to actually start dating -- I was still trying to make it work with guys my own age and he had other pursuits for a while as well. The "why" isn't clear, and the study does not establish cause and effect, but researchers hypothesize that having someone who cares for you and who helps you understand your diagnosis might be behind the connection.
When my BFF told me the guy was a comedian -- and then sent me his picture, I was immediately interested.
He did look a bit younger than me (he has what can best be described as a baby face).
I guess you can say I'm in the throes of a major midlife crisis.But, when you're dating someone almost 19 years younger than you, the association is inevitably going to happen. Well, since my divorce, my experiences in the online dating world have been pretty disastrous, to say the least.