Everyone Has Preferences

Ever since I was twelve years old, I've been attracted to older men. I knew I was gay since ten years old, but my attraction toward older men, usually thirty-five and older, didn't peak until I was nineteen. I only had sex with men over thirty-five. I'm currently dating a man who is fifty-three, and who is twenty-six years older than me. He thinks and acts younger, and I've always been more mature than my age. We've been together for five years now and love each other very much. I still have an attraction toward men between thirty-five and seventy years old. Sometimes I think I'm the only one, but the internet has proven me wrong, thank whatever. I wasn't abused by an older man. I don't need a daddy or a father figure. I had a wonderful father growing up. I just find the mature look exotic and appealing. Everyone has preferences, even I. Some of my family members know we are together and they accept it. A word of advice; its 2006, people, not 1956! Be yourself!

— Raul, 27