Q I am the father of a recently out 18-year-old gay boy.
Here's the problem: My son is in a relationship with a 31-year-old guy. Yes, my son is a legal adult at 18 and can make his own decisions, but he's also still in high school.
If I had an 18-year-old heterosexual daughter who was in a relationship with a 31-year-old man, I would have exactly the same concerns and objections. Your son, despite what he might tell you, needs his parents to advise him, meddle in his affairs, even object and interfere.
Beyond that, even if I can establish that it's OK to have an objection, or to feel the need to take some action to be supportive for my son, I don't know what I can or should do.
Nineteen-year-old Tom Daley — who recently lost his 40-year-old father to cancer — is reportedly dating 39-year-old Dustin Lance Black, and mouths are wagging about their 20-year age difference.
“Creepy,” “cute,” “hot,” “strange,” and even “dangerous” were just a few of the adjectives used to describe the May/December relationship.
It’s no secret that intergenerational romances are common practice, especially in the gay community, where there are fewer social barriers to dating outside your own peer group. Here’s a look at seven high profile gay couples who have engaged in May/December relationships — some more successfully than others. Matt Bomer and Simon Halls 36-year-old Matt Bomer and 49-year-old Simon Halls prove that, despite what sneering cynics say, May/December relationships successful.
Halls was Bomer’s publicist before the two men got together. Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere Fashion superstar Michael Kors married his intern-turned-boyfriend Lance Le Pere in New York in 2011.
Le Pete is 12-years younger than the wealthy designer.
The couple met in 1990, and were a couple for over 20 years before officially tying the knot.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita Despite a 10-year age difference, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and lawyer Justin Mikita have managed to make it work.
After being together for two years, the ginger-haired TV star and his beau made it official and were married in New York last summer.
Calvin Klein and Nick Gruber Of course, every now and then May/December relationships fail. Such was the case for 71-year-old fashioned designer Calvin Klein and 22-year-old boy toy Nick Gruber.