I mean, I had always sensed that aging in youth-oriented Los Angeles, and having the ability to find love in the middle ages, would not be pretty. We had a lot in common, but in the end, the age expanse made a difference.
And I had always been told once a gay man hits his 50s, “paying for it” was the norm. We spent many a night talking until 2, 3 in the morning, but I get up at 5 a.m.
Civilities is a new column in The Washington Post covering LGBT and straight etiquette.
Dear Civilities: My 19-year-old son (I’ll call him “Tim”) just came out to me.
I have no problem with that, but he also announced he’s seeing a man who’s 20 years his senior.
“But then I look at the relationships people around me have and I find myself asking, ‘Really? I’ve reached the point that when people ask, ‘Are you single at the moment? Gay men my age don’t want to date someone their age.” Going on, Norton said he had no regrets about having made sacrifices for his career.Today, there is a whole genre of “Daddy Chasers” that shows there is an aesthetic appeal toward older guys (and the fantasies that revolve around them).