The Best Way to Strengthen Your May-December Relationship

When you’ve been in a May-December rela­tion­ship with the same per­son for a long time, it can some­times start to feel like it’s fiz­zling out. That’s not to say that the rela­tion­ship has gone com­pletely sour—it’s just not as excit­ing as it may have been in the begin­ning when every­thing was new and elec­tri­fy­ing. We’ve seen this hap­pen to a lot of May-December rela­tion­ships, because they often start out hot and steamy and then calm down once the cou­ple becomes more com­fort­able with each other.

The Best Way to Strengthen Your May-December Relationship

Some­times, you just need to find a way to spice up your May-December rela­tion­ship. Gifts are a good way to make your part­ner feel spe­cial, but there’s some­thing else that’s prov­ing to be more effec­tive at strength­en­ing rela­tion­ships: travel.

A recent sur­vey revealed that when cou­ples travel together, both par­ties feel more sat­is­fied with the rela­tion­ship. They also tend to enjoy more romance and bet­ter sex even after the vaca­tion is over. Just over 60% of the cou­ples sur­veyed said that a week­end get­away did more for adding romance in their rela­tion­ship than exchang­ing gifts did. Fur­ther­more, over three-quarters (77%) of the respon­dents who travel as a cou­ple said that they have a healthy sex life, while only 63% of the cou­ples who didn’t travel together said the same.

If you’re try­ing to add a lit­tle more zest to your May-December rela­tion­ship, it clearly wouldn’t hurt to travel together. It doesn’t have to be any­thing extravagant—even just spend­ing the week­end at a glitzy hotel can feel like a vaca­tion and do won­ders for bring­ing you and your older man closer together. Book a five-star hotel down­town, get a couple’s mas­sage done, order room ser­vice, pull out your sex­i­est piece of lin­gerie, and just have fun.

Although, spend­ing some qual­ity time together some­where exotic like Turks and Caicos, or some­where roman­tic like Paris, would be that much nicer. And chances are your sugar daddy won’t turn down the oppor­tu­nity to whisk you off on a roman­tic get­away. Long story short: it’s time to start packing!

What do you think: Can trav­el­ing together really work to strengthen your May-December relationship?


“Valentine’s Sur­vey Finds Trav­el­ing Together Strength­ens Rela­tion­ships,” U.S. Travel Asso­ci­a­tion web site, Feb­ru­ary 7, 2013;