When a younger woman is with an older man, the stark age difference will inevitably make for some awkward moments in the relationship, like reactions from strangers in public and lagging sex drives. Have you ever wondered how people in May-December relationships deal with these awkward moments that arise as a result of the age difference? A new survey is offering up some answers.
The survey asked 1,000 Americans about how they handle an uncomfortable situation and according to the results, a lot of them, especially women, would just lie—72% of women admitted that they’re comfortable telling a lie to get through an awkward situation, compared to 52% of men who said they would comfortably lie. In a sugar daddy/sugar baby relationship, if the younger woman and older man are out in public and she sees someone she knows, like a colleague, she’s more likely to downplay her relationship with her sugar daddy by saying it’s a friend or family member.
Lying might be a feasible way to get out of an uncomfortable situation when you’re out in public, but when it comes to your relationship, it can pose a much bigger threat. Relationships in general, especially May-December relationships, are bound to have their fair share of awkwardness, like the first time your older man can’t keep it up, or your opposing view on marriage and kids. In situations like these, you might want to think twice about lying your way out of it. Of course, it depends on the circumstances, but fibbing just to avoid having to deal with it will only lead to bigger issues down the road.
That being said, if you’re just looking for a good time, then by all means, do what you need to do. But if you’re in a serious, committed May-December relationship with an older man, then lying probably isn’t the best tactic for getting through an uncomfortable scenario. Like the old saying goes, you can run, but you can’t hide—at least not forever.
What do you think: Have you ever lied to get out of an awkward situation?
Martin, C., “Embarrassed? Women are far more comfortable with lying to get through it than men,” Christian Today web site, September 17, 2013; http://goo.gl/bw3jGo.