I am 37 years old and am dating a 50 year old man. When we first starting seeing each other it was hard for me. People were sometimes cruel and didn't understand. They would ask if he was my father, uncle, anything but my boyfriend. Even my family did not understand. Now, after 4 years they have begun to see that we are not going to stop dating. He is my best friend. We enjoy being together. And the age difference is not really that important to us.