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5 Ways Ageism Affects Your Love Life

When you're young, your love life seems infinitely simple and impossibly complex all at once. You worry about things like whether or not your crush will call you back, and who should make the first move. Still, it's easy when you're young to get swept up in the headiness of new romance. As we get older, it's far less simple and far more complex, because our worries are compounded by the lens through which society views older women and sexuality. Getting carried away can feel like a far-off concept, since we spend way too much time in our own heads mulling over things like perceived standards of desirability.

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