Having an older boyfriend does have one downside. He is only four and half years ahead of me but when we meet new people the dreaded age question often comes up – and not in the way you’d expect.
With my boyfriend’s naturally blond, surfer boy hair and bright blue eyes, everyone is amazed he is 40. ‘No, you can’t be,’ they say, their eyes darting all over his face, ‘you look 29 or 30.’
Then they look me up and down and invariably add: ‘You look much older than him.’
My inner diva is screaming and wanting to throw my drink over them.