I can’t actually say there have been any issues with outside influences. But then, I do have a pretty strong inner locus of control. I was in my forties when I started dating younger men. They were in their early to mid thirties. We didn’t look that much mismatched. Now, they are in their fifties, so they’re fair game. Seriously, people’s reactions are just that. Their reactions. You don’t have to let it affect your relationship at all.