Age is just a number.
And when you’re in a relationship with someone you love, age is the last thing on your mind.
That was certainly the case for Jana Hocking, who lifted the lid on an experience she had with a man 20 years older than her.
When the pair first started dating, Jana, who is now 36, was 25 at the time and her fella was 45 years old.
It all happened when the radio host had broken up with her previous boyfriend when the older man approached her.
She told news.com.au : “It was refreshing to have someone pay attention to me and I lapped up his old-fashioned flattery and adored dating someone who seemed to have his affairs in order.”
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She added: “The only problem was, I did not. I was in the middle of switching careers, still living in a share house and he was in another state, meaning I could go out and run whenever I liked.
“For a 25-year-old, it was the perfect scenario.
“A boyfriend in the picture when I wanted him to be, a whole city to play in when he wasn’t.”
While things were going well for Jana and her partner, something really awkward happened on a trip to Bali for her birthday.
She detailed: “We turned around to three of his former teammates with their wives and kids on a family holiday.
“As he awkwardly introduced me to these ready-made families, I felt the age-appropriate wives give me the ol’ look up and down. Cringe.
“Then we took to the local markets to have a potter around, but quickly retreated after one-too-many street sellers started saying to my boyfriend ‘You buy your daughter a present, yes?’
“Gaaah being mistaken for my dad. Not sexy.”
Eventually, the Australian plucked up the courage to end the relationship which resulted in a “hot mess”.
Then her boyfriend went on to meet age-appropriate women of his dreams.
Jana continued: “I still shudder thinking about it and we didn’t talk for a year.
“It seems it was the perfect relationship, just at a very wrong time.”