Energetic romping aside, a young admirer is a welcome alternative to the more vintage male, especially in the spontaneity department. They frequently act foolish and immature. It was the best job I ever had. Sally was 46, a full decade my senior, with the figure and energy of a year-old. My older sister was still single and my father thought my [would-be] husband ought to marry her instead.
A similar narrative appeared around relationships with older men and younger women and has always existed for adults and children. Is age, when it comes down to it, nothing but a number? The taboo breaks down when you really start to dissect it. When my brother was alive, he would do that for me.