For as short as the month is, February sure has a lot of Days: Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.But there are a few days that most people don’t know about – the days that make up last week’s International Flirting Week.Fortunately, that’s changing as more older-woman and younger-man couplings make headlines.
When it comes to the subject of love we always hope that there are no real significant barriers to its success.
In our hearts, if not in our heads, we’re convinced that love will always trump practical concerns such as money, social class, race and even gender. And what about age as it relates to older women involved with younger men?
From texting to Snapchat to Instagram, teens have no shortage of ways to communicate with one another and share multiple aspects of their lives.
But how does all of this online activity affect their offline relationships with each other?
"My fiance is 30 years older than me," says Tirzah Allen.
While she waits for people to pick their jaws up off the floor, she explains the benefits of marrying someone old enough to be her dad.) but that was the extent of our digital dalliances.Most of it happened in person: at school, on the bus, at the movies.I once thought I'd fallen in love with an adorable British Israeli lawyer who started chatting with me while we waited at a crosswalk in Manhattan.I felt an immediate spark, and after we exchanged numbers, we planned our first date without ever bringing up our ages.Today’s teens are flirting in an entirely different landscape.