When I met my boyfriend Jesse, I was 28 and he was 24 — not too much of a dating age difference in the grand scheme of things, but to hear some of my friends at the time tell it, you'd think we were Harold and Maude — or at the very least, Ashton and Demi. In the early days of our relationship, I got a lot of a lot of exasperated eyerolls, "you go, girl"s, and questions about whether I was technically old enough to be a cougar. I also had a lot of friends who couldn't believe how dumb I was — didn't I remember how difficult it was to get a guy to commit at age 24? Why would I want to go through that again?
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However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his something male counterparts. Dating him was remarkably easy. He was the first feminist guy I dated. He was sensitive, aware, and incredibly thoughtful. Lack of emotional baggage is a good thing.
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By Christine Fitzgerald. This post originally appeared on xoJane. I'm I've been through two unsuccessful marriages. I drive a red Camaro.