'The sex is fantastic': Cougar reveals benefits of dating man 21 years her junior
From Madonna to Demi Moore, women who are seen with younger men always tend to raise an eyelid.
And TV presenter Caroline Flack, 32, is the latest to be labelled a 'cradle snatcher' for her on-off relationship with 17-year-old One Direction singer Harry Styles.
But Soraya Wasenius, who was 40 when she met 18-year-old Jack, says there is nothing wrong with dating a younger man, adding 'in fact it’s great.'
Soraya Wasenius, 41, pictured with 20-year-old Jack, says there is nothing wrong with dating a younger man
Despite the 21-year age gap, Soraya is still with her toyboy boyfriend, and is more than happy to offer advice to others who are considering a younger partner.
'If you think he’s immature, don’t worry
about it. He’ll make you feel younger. As time goes on he will mature,
every man does eventually doesn’t he
'It is 2012 and as long as people don’t break the law, they should be allowed to do what they want', she told The Mirror.
The pair met while Soraya was working as a
receptionist at an insurance company in Norwich and Jack joined as an
insurance clerk in May 2009.
At first Soraya, from Essex, thought Jack looked too young but she soon became attracted to his intelligent and confident personality.
At first Soraya thought Jack looked too young but she soon became attracted to his confident personality
After a few months of working closely together romance blossomed but the couple made sure that they kept it secret from friends and colleagues.
'I had just made a lucky escape from my
seven-year relationship and the split was heartbreaking. I had so much
fun hanging out with Jack.
'It felt so nice and a little bit
naughty. He was a great kisser, which was a relief because I wasn’t sure
how experienced he was.
'He made me feel 20 years younger. He really knows what he’s doing and the sex is fantastic.'
Despite their connection, Soraya admits that the age difference does occasionally pose a problem.
We never watched the same TV shows
growing up, he’s never seen the first Dr Who programmes for example
She says they never go out in the evenings with friends and she 'couldn’t think of anything worse than going out with a group of 20-year-old men.'
They also share little in common, as they were born in different eras.
She adds: 'We never watched the same TV shows
growing up, he’s never seen the first Dr Who programmes for example. So
we don’t talk about nostalgia.'
Jack's parents have also been kept in the dark about the relationship although he believes his mother wouldn't mind.
Jack, now 20, said: 'I have not told my mum about Soraya
yet. I touched upon it a while ago and asked what she would think about
it and she didn’t seem to mind too much.
'Soraya doesn’t look
her age, she goes to the gym and looks great. So it’s not really
obvious that there’s a big age gap.'
Despite a brief hiatus last autumn the couple are back together and Soraya, who isn't on the pill, is unsure about the next steps when it comes to children.
She adds: 'I’m not worried about children, I only feel social pressure to have kids.
'We have spoken about it and I’m sure he would be a great dad.'