Poem - Age Difference in Dating
In December 2022 I was chatted to my amazing therapist and expressed a little shame over dating a younger woman. I've dated 12 years older and 12 years younger now, but it was dating 12 years younger that I felt insecure about. He knows I like writing poetry so he challenged me to write a funny poem about it to help me get over it. Yup, you can't make that stuff up! Or maybe you can, but I'm not that creative. This is a poem that started with a few lines ChatGPT generated for me but then I made it my own. I wrote it about 15 minutes to make sure I completed my "homework", just before my next session.
When I was young I would have done well to try dating someone above my age. Now it's flipped, because I'm about to turn 40 and only now, for the first time ever, did someone show me the charts on fertility and risks like birth defects against a woman's age. These cruel charts, but you can't unsee it. I was so shy when I was young that it wasn't until 24 that I got my first girlfriend. I craved a long term relationship but most girls discounted me because I was shy and lacking experience. It wouldn't be until my mid 30s that I would build the confidence to ask women out. I have no idea what age of person I'll end up with as my soul mate, but I hope I don't judge myself for any age gap that there is or isn't.
Love is hard enough to find... and compatibility is even harder. The woman who I most wanted to marry can't have kids, so... well life isn't easy sadly! I hope this poem adds a little humor to the concept of an man dating a younger woman.
Age Difference in Dating
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