Am i really a cougar and weird?
30 dating a 25 year old man. I honestly don't notice the age gap literally ever. He looks older than his age, is mature, in med school..he's not a childish man by any means. He's sophisticated, intelligent, kind and charismatic. Many people are actually shocked when they find out he's only 25 as they assume he's older than me. This also leads to comments from both friends and family saying I'm "rocking the cradle", "you're a cougar" , "you're weird", "he's a kid", "why not date your age"
I just don't understand the problem with the age. He has his own place, pays his own rent, is pursuing a degree, has excellent grades, in a prestigious university, etc. Also his friends are mature and intellectual as well, he isn't friends with typical 25 year olds and he's also friends with people older than me as well. Not once has either of us noticed the age gap and I'm confused why people feel the need to point it out.
When I was at my friend's 30th party and her 65 yr old aunt was there, we got talking, she asked if we went to school together, I said no and mentioned he was 25. Then when he walked away for a second she asked why I'm dating so young and that he's just "a kid" and how she thought he was older. What?? Also her husband is 75, ten years older so I don't understand her. What even is a 5 year gap?? We're both in the same age group..we grew up with the same music, styles, experiences..not like we're 30 years apart..
Am I weird for this relationship?