When you look at couples, it doesn't seem that uncommon to see an older man with a woman far younger than him. From my POV, it seems like this is socially acceptable. Then you have my situation... I'm a 27 year old male living with/dating a woman sixteen years my senior and this is somehow socially unacceptable. Both of us have been labeled "desperate" (as if we simply can't get anyone our own ages), she's been called "Mrs. Robinson" and a "Cougar", while I've been labeled a "boy toy" and once a "gigolo." What's up with this? Can't two people love each other regardless of age without someone throwing in an opinion. Sometimes I feel like how interracial couples must have felt back in the days before mixed dating was the norm. Do you think there's a double standard here? Why do you think it is young women can date old men and no one says boo about it, but older women with a younger man is the scandal of the century?