A couple with 33-year age gap who bonded over Halloween defy those who say their love is ‘disgusting’.
Amanda Harper, who is 25-years-old and Jay Horsky, who is 58-years-old, maintain they are not ashamed of their age difference, despite receiving evil stares, nasty comments and being confused for father and daughter.
The pair from Huntington beach in California, USA, met on Plenty Of Fish, after Amanda was drawn to her older gent’s greying hair and intense eyes.
After meeting up the pair became inseparable bonding over Jay’s passion for building Halloween props and even opened a haunted house business of their own.
“On our first date, we were both talking nonstop, I hugged him immediately and was drawn to his energy, he was so warm and inviting,” Amanda said.
“He wasn’t creepy at all like you can get with other people you meet from online dating.”
Amanda says older men have always been her type but something about Jay was enough for her to go public for the first time with an age gap relationship.
“It was definitely his hair, he has that perfect shade of silver, his eyes are so intense and then he’s so happy and focused,” she said.
“For me, men under 40 are just too young, when my friends point out someone young and attractive I have to ask them what shirt they are wearing because I can’t see it.
“I only register men with grey hair, in the same way that certain people only like redheads or blondes, I love greying hair.”
Amanda says Jay's family, consisting of two sons, three stepdaughters and four grandchildren, have been very welcoming.
“I always wanted to be a grandmother but was never interested in being a mother, they love me and have no problem telling strangers I’m their granddad’s girlfriend.
Amanda who has received online abuse for their three-year relationship, being called ‘disgusting’, ‘a horrible person’ and ‘a gold digger’ says she tries to ‘laugh off’ the comments.
Instead of taking offense, the couple try to show others how ‘happy and healthy’ their relationship is and prove that ‘age is just a number’.
“It’s annoying having to defend our love, but it’s only typically people in unhappy or toxic relationships who struggle to understand,” Amanda said.
“Normally people who work up the courage to ask, ‘Is he your dad?’ which is a conversation starter I then proudly say "he’s my boyfriend."
“The worst part for me is that people can’t see that we are good for each other and very happy.”
Written by Caters News