Tadashi: Was that Diane you were talking to just now?
Helen: Yeah, do you know her?
Tadashi: Diane and I used to work together. She looked happy.
Helen: Yeah, she’s dating a new man. I just got the scoop. He’s not her usual type.
Tadashi: What do you mean?
Helen: Well, he’s a little younger than she is.
Tadashi: That’s no big deal nowadays. How much younger?
Helen: Diane is 42 and he’s 27.
Tadashi: They’re 15 years apart! Talk about robbing the cradle!
Helen: Hey, didn’t you just say that May-December romances aren’t that uncommon? From what Diane tells me, they have a lot of things in common.
Tadashi: Yes, I did. But that was before I knew there was such a huge age difference between them. I know that my parents wouldn’t approve of me dating a woman 15 years older than me.
Helen: Aren’t you being a hypocrite? After your parents divorced, didn’t your father remarry? And, isn’t your step-mother 18 years younger than your father?
Tadashi: But, but…that’s different.
Helen: How? Because Diane is a woman and your father is a man?
Tadashi: Yeah. I don’t mind saying it. There’s a double standard. I think a lot of people would agree with me.
Helen: You may be right, but I’m not one of them.
Category: Daily Life|Relationships + Family
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