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52-year-old Graham Norton: ‘Gay men my age don’t want to date someone their age’

52-year-old Graham Norton: ‘Gay men my age don’t want to date someone their age’

Graham Norton said his love life had 'played second fiddle' to his career.

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.’