Dating a man 20 years younger than me
Kayla, from Humboldt County, California, US, said: ‘We met through my mother because I would drive him home from the family house after he’d visit so he wouldn’t have to walk two miles.
‘At first, we were just friends and liked the fact we were both very non-judgmental – we weren’t even looking for a relationship at this time.
‘Although other people have negative opinions on our relationship, we are happy and don’t want anyone to jeopardise that.
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The generational issue almost put us off getting together at the start, but then we just thought “sod it!
And despite the age gap, we eventually plan to get married.
‘Even though we get rude comments from friends and family, and even random strangers, we want people to know that loving someone means so much more than just a number.’ Since starting their relationship, the pair claim that they regularly encounter rude comments from strangers as well as friends and family.
Kayla, who is currently looking for work, explains: ‘We have received a lot of rude comments, mostly from my family and a few other people.
‘Some people are really supportive and some aren’t supportive at all and some people are indifferent to it.
Kayla said: ‘Despite raising my daughter as our child, we plan on having a few more children together biologically.