Three films released in 2015 that centered on lesbian characters — Paul Weitz’s Grandma, Peter Sollett’s Freeheld, and most recently, Todd Haynes’ Carol — all involved intergenerational romantic relationships.None were in wide release, but both Freeheld and Carol had big distribution backing, and Carol, which just got nominated for five Golden Globes, is well en route to mass critical acclaim.
“I’ve picked up dates for the first time and met their child as we greet at the door. Both of you will more than likely be juggling a career, kids, exes, taking care of aging parents and perhaps going back to school. Add to that the many other variables that make dating and blending families a logistical nightmare.One of the most-liked Facebook comments on the article reads: “This is really gross.Not because they are gay, but because Sarah Paulson is dating the crypt keeper.” Depictions of significant lesbian age differences were mostly the stuff of subculture before this year, when a number of films pushed the phenomenon into the mainstream spotlight.“For me, that was a turn-off and a warning sign.”How long then should you be dating someone before they meet your kids? Brian tells me: I’ve dated four to five women semi-serious over the past six years and that’s a real tough call, because if the kids get attached explaining a break up to a 4-year-old isn’t fun.That’s why they’ve only met two of the women I’ve dated.Universally, though, they had a ton to say about a range of topics — from the current political climate to dealing with exes to the shock of online dating to casual sex versus companionship to what it took to get their swagger back. Trying to figure out the best way to converse can get tricky, and to be honest, it varies from person to person. “That’s the biggest hurdle for me — how to show them I like them while not overdoing it. Many women don’t want anything to do with another woman’s child for fear of baby mama drama.Or some woman may think you don’t care if you don’t text/call enough.”I hate all this shit because I hate games. Make your intentions clear but don’t seek approval. Actions speak louder than words, so do what you say you’re going to do. If you have kids, these women aren’t for you, unless it’s causal and you have no intention of them ever meeting your kids.Take Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Lawrence’s entire careers.Everybody’s cool with women dating up, so long as the older person they’re dating is a man.Navigating a Romance Regulating Your Emotions Dealing with Family Community Q&A Dating a divorced man can come with unique challenges.If you're interested in someone who's divorced, you can easily pursue a happy relationship with this person as long as you keep some things in mind. A recently divorced person may be somewhat cautious. Work on feeling secure in yourself throughout the relationship.