Take a look at Michael Sam and and his boyfriend; they are both young and they broke up, and there are are couples of wide gaps who also break up.
My partner is a boxer and fitness fanatic where as I am fat, really fat and way bigger than him. It does not matter about age when a person comes out of the closet and is open about themselves.I felt weird comfort when their relationship became public. Grant its a struggle, God knows I did not come out till age 47. My paternal grandparents were over twenty years apart in age and remained married for 50 years until my grandfather’s death at 94.‘You are so worried about what people will think and I thought I couldn’t be a macho rugby player the way I was, and there was nothing else I wanted to do with my life.’ When a lot of gay men and women come out, starting to navigate their sexuality, it’s natural for a lot of them to seek older people to date.These relationships may last a short while or it may last a lifetime, but it’s not as uncommon as you might think.Age does not important on who we meet and know, date for a while and decide both are happy and love each other and live together with. All four of my grandmother’s sisters married men at least 20 years older than them, and to a varying degree, the same applied for the wives of my grandfather’s brothers.
By contrast, my parents were of similar age, and divorced within 9 years.
Such people live their lives trying to keep up with the trend of what they see in the media.
Real gay and heterosexual people do not put measurement on age when they fall in love and commit to serious relationships.
Sam is at a point where he may still be figuring himself out, and he might need someone more mature to help him out on his personal journey, or he might have simply just found someone that makes sense to have in his life. When people look at relationships with an age gap, some think the older one is always sleazy or the younger one is always a gold-digger. And if you know anything about relationships, judging at face value can be a mistake.
This isn’t to say Laurence hasn’t had his own journey, he’s had two kids after all, but he might be the stability that both of them need. Sam Stanley’s coming out will undoubtedly change the world of rugby. If two people love each other and care for each other what difference does it make as to what other may think.
Nice to see that real realtionships and love does exist out there. Its not always easy and I think it is more me that is tramatized by the age difference. gratz to them glad to see this story of love between people of different ages.