17 26 year old dating
Stories have been told of men who marry women 40 or even 50 years younger than them.But society doesn’t bat an eyelid because that is perceived as ‘normal’.But when a 50-year-old woman marries a 20-year-old man, all hell breaks loose and society goes up in arms.Society has come to accept that a man can marry a girl fit to be their daughter but for a woman to do that is unacceptable.Julian is a divorced woman who fell in love with a man 17 years her junior.This relationship, she believes, brought passion back to her lonely world.They have been together for two years now and everything seems to be going well, except for the occasional accusatory eyes that seem to judge her when they are together in public.
He says he wants to spend the rest of his life with me and I feel the same, though I’m scared of how society will react if we decide to get married,” Julian says.
Like Julian, many old women are defying society stereotypes and are dating much younger men.
But despite the society perceptions, older women commonly known as 'cougars' are getting into relationships with much younger men.
So, why do older women go for men young enough to date their daughters?
And do the men genuinely love these women or are there benefits that come with dating older women?
According to Joyce Kirabo who works with the Rwanda Education Board as a counselor and mentor, some young men are materialistic and financially strained, so they look out for older women who are already financially stable and can provide for them.