28 year old woman dating 22 year old guy
Why shouldn't 46-year-old Demi Moore sincerely love 31-year-old Ashton Kutcher, and vice versa?
Temporal years do not always correlate with inner years.
So while things remain on a light-hearted footing, I would keep this man out of their path.
You have a right to a private life, as do your children.
It's your own take on the situation that will determine whether this young man boosts or saps your confidence.
You can walk down the 'ageing, vulnerable, imperfect me' route - or you can congratulate yourself on your va va voom.
I am 52 and recently divorced with two teenage children, and find myself being pursued by a 29-year-old man who I met through a dating site.
The confidence, sophistication and sexual experience of a 50-something woman is invariably light years away from her 20-year-old self.
Not every woman in her 50s can enthral a chap more than two decades younger.
I wouldn't worry for a second about your supposed bodily imperfections compared with his gym-toned body. Very few men prize physical perfection above vivacity, humour, intelligence and kindness.
It's a cruel matter of biology: an older man can supply a child to his younger spouse, but not so the mature woman.
My advice to you would be to see this as a rejuvenating, lighthearted liaison that helps bridge the gap between divorce and the next great life adventure.