He now works as a personal trainer, and the couple lives in Portland, Ore.
They plan on getting married on her family’s farm in August.
They were introduced by Sutherland’s sister, who was one of Wipp’s law school classmates, at a beachside barbecue.
Wipp was immediately attracted to Sutherland’s youthful energy, which was a far cry from the cynical guys closer to her age.
“You’re less likely to date a younger guy who’s been divorced, has children or has sexual performance issues.” In 2011, she met Juan Cabrera, now 34, at one of her mixers and soon fell in love. “Millennial men are career-focused and want to travel with successful women and conquer the world together,” says Soletti, who notes she’s seen an uptick in established women signing up specifically to meet younger bucks at her speed-dating events.
Such May-December couplings are no longer seen as relationship outliers — or indicative of deep-seated mommy issues.
When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.
Siegner says they bring out the best in each other.So, six years ago, she started dating studs in their 20s and 30s — and she hasn’t looked back.“Younger guys tend to be more active, have less baggage,” says Soletti, an event planner who regularly hosts dating mixers.And at e Harmony, as we’re focused on deep-down compatibility, who you connect with can be even more surprising.You may find yourself considering dating an older man, and if it’s good enough for the likes of Demi Moore and Catherine Zeta-Jones, why not you?“I love that she loves me so much, and that I mean a lot to her,” says Sutherland.