But their story contains just as much love as the next cookie-cutter relationship that our heteronormative society churns out.
Their social media presence is a new kind of #Relationship Goals, frequently using pet names for each other like “king” and “prince.” The dynamic isn’t lost on Carrier either. “Besides being all around sexier to me, an older man carries himself much more confidently, which is a huge turn on,” Carrier said.
“The one piece of advice that I would give to people in intergenerational relationships in particular is to be very mindful of shame,” Fager said.
“Shame can come from multiple angles in stigmatized relationships, from both the straight community and the gay community.
Some look at them and see an old man with a thick wallet and a young twink with daddy issues.
The intergenerational romance is nothing new for gay men.For Carrier and Keith and numerous other gay couples, it’s the new normal.