Carpenter, who runs an animal sanctuary, first started speaking to her future boyfriend online and says she was immediately drawn to his mature profile, which stated he was looking for 'the one - not a sugar momma.'After meeting, she was quickly swept off her feet - and loved how romantic Eric is.

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Eric's parents, who are both younger than Jill, initially disapproved of the relationship and thought their son should date someone his 'own age'. He says: 'Early on I was still kind of shy about showing affection in public, but Jill would grab me and make out in shopping lines more often, then I learned to relax.'People stop and stare at us but we don't care, we are just enjoying the moment.'I've had to let go of a lot of friends because they didn't understand and even my parents asked me why I can't like someone my own age.' Eric says he's not sexually attracted to anyone in his own age group and never has been: 'I don't see young people as attractive, I like the fact that I'm with a mature lady.

Friends and family ask a lot of questions about our sex life and I'm keen to dispel the rumours, me and Jill are very sexually active.

Jill Carpenter, 50, from Pittsburg in California, met Eric Langley, 20, on an online dating site last year and the couple have been inseparable ever since.

When out in public, Carpenter says she proudly flaunts their one-year relationship, holding hands and kissing her handsome beau, despite often being mistaken for his mother.

I can see myself maybe starting something with him.

However, there's a 6 year age difference, I'm 20 and he's 26, I've told a few friends about this and they all say it's too large, but I don't see anything wrong with it? 6 years without any context is just fine and not a big deal at all.FWIW, fiance and I are 7 years apart at 26 (me) and 33 (him).Women in their early twenties are pretty easy to charm, so for a guy who's 26 who might have some knowledge of women, definitely more knowledge than you have of men..should be fairly easy to swoon.I was wondering, I met this guy through a mutual friend at a bonfire about a month ago and we hit it off right away.From the get go we've been talking a lot, at the bonfire we talked for a while before I finally had to go. People of the same age can be totally different in maturity terms, let alone other terms. There's no reason a 26 year old should be worlds apart from a 20 year old. Girls in college are much different than girls already doing the real adult thing.When people realise we're a couple they often say, "You go girl" and congratulate me.'If I can tell someone's trying to figure out whether we're a couple I'll slap or squeeze him on the butt or give him a kiss, I think it's funny as hell.'One time in a grocery store someone said 'Your son is being so helpful', I corrected them immediately and said 'Excuse me, but that's my boyfriend.''Eric's parents have now come around to the relationship.