Graham Norton has lamented that he will be ‘single forever’ because gay men his age only want to date younger guys.
The Irish talk show host – who split with his then 30-year-old boyfriend Trevor Patterson in 2013 – told the Daily Mail that his love life had ‘played second fiddle’ to his career.
‘If it works out you end up with a nice life. But equally you miss out on a lot,’ he said.
Norton continued: ‘I’m 52 and I’m single and on some level, I feel like I’ve failed because by the time you’re my age, you really should be settled.
‘But then I look at the relationships people around me have and I find myself asking, “Really? That doesn’t look like winning to me.”
‘I’ve reached the point that when people ask, “Are you single at the moment?,” I say, “Come on, you can drop the ‘at the moment.’ I’m single’ forever.”
‘Gay men my age don’t want to date someone their age.’