Share this article Share But two years ago, when one friend sat Wendy down and told her she should start acting her age, she listened. Until this turnaround, Wendy had spent 20 years dating men much younger than her, whom she met through friends or dating websites. But an infatuation with toyboys certainly wasn't something Wendy always aspired to.
She was twice married to men her own age - once at 21 for two years, and then again four years later. When the second marriage ended after 14 years, Wendy found herself single at 42, with a daughter from each marriage and a sense that she had given her 20s and 30s to men who didn't appreciate her.
These are wealthy men, but I've seen better dressed tramps' Freshly divorced, she was deter-mined to claw back some of the excitement she'd missed, and on a skiing trip with her elder daughter, the perfect opportunity arose - and she ended up having a fling with a boy young enough to be her son. I'd never thought about toyboys before, but the experience was incredible. When, aged 56, Wendy found herself single again, she threw herself into dating younger men once more. Yet even though she was enjoying herself again, friends and family pushed her to build a permanent relationship with a more suitable man - a pressure which increased when she turned So Wendy started dating men in their 50s and 60s - but found they did not compare favourably.
These are wealthy men, but I've seen better dressed tramps. One spent the entire evening talking about his prostate. Wendy with Rob, one of her young dates But Wendy did meet one older man she liked - year-old Raymond, whom she met last summer through a singles group she runs in North London. She agreed to a long weekend together in Italy after their initial few dates went well. I lay waiting for the knock, but it never came. Older men think they have to compete, so need to be fairly confident to approach me.
He did kiss me on the last day - but it was awkward and we never went out again. She is currently seeing two men, Rob and Nicholas, both in their 30s, whom she met on dating websites. I'm used to the company of young men. It's not just physical. I haven't had plastic surgery, but I probably will do. There's a whole world out there for them.
I'll carry on dating toyboys for the foreseeable future. If I stopped dating toyboys, I'd stop dating and just retire that aspect of myself. I absolutely love being a grandmother. It is so special and I adore my grandchildren. When they stay with me, it makes life complete and adds another dimension.
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