He married her when he was 25 and she was already 40.

It is well documented that they had a very happy, loving and monogamous marriage.

It's courteous for both sides to be aware of the reality of the situation, and remember there’s a difference between generosity and showing off.

Don’t let her take advantage of you …Unless you want her to - which is fine, but only if you have expectations of a very short relationship.

Do be understanding I can get kind of defensive when dating older guys, worried that some might see me as another notch on the bedpost, or fresh meat to pass the time until someone more serious comes along.

She may be younger, but her feelings are just as genuine as yours. Do establish boundaries In some rather obvious ways you’re at different stages of life, so if you're just enjoying a fling make sure she isn't shopping for wedding dresses.

If you don’t make it an issue, chances are it won’t be.

If you really like her, just go with the flow and be yourself, regardless of whether “yourself” is a silly, dorky, immature 57-year old or a wise and mature 24.Not to p--- on your parade, but be aware that most of us 20-somethings are more than capable of being pretty damn lazy and stubborn too.Telegraph Dating - a place where you can have fun getting to know like-minded people in a safe and secure environment.And so, on my way home, I thought in some of the greatest love stories where age was not an issue.For example, Khadijah, the first wife of Prophet Muhammad.She’s a woman, not a child, after all - even if she is your daughter’s age. “When I was your age...” “Young people are so ____.” “Oh you weren't even BORN when this album was released.” “You were still a toddler in 1989?