It’s the stuff of movie magic – falling in love with your much older, attractive boss. But for Rahab Kimani from Barnaget, New Jersey, this became her fairytale reality.
The 21-year-old admits she ‘immediately wanted’ her 54-year-old boss, Joe Singiser, when she met him through work at a nursing home.
Mr Singiser, a single father of four, says he was ‘surprised’ when he himself became attracted to his much younger employee.
He decided to pursue the romance because he knew it was ‘true love’.
But when Rahab excitedly told her friends of her 33 year age gap love she was branded ‘disgusting.’
But the couple have defied their critics and have now been together for a year. They also live together and are considering starting a family.
Rahab, a student and home health aid, said: ‘My friends were really disgusted in me for finding an older man attractive, so I just stopped talking about it when I was around them.’
‘I was very comfortable on our first date. We laughed the whole night and had so much to talk about. I remember after I got home I couldn’t stop smiling.;
‘It was really hard dealing with the way my family reacted to it. I had to give them their space and I cried almost every single day.’
Rahab gushed that she first found Joe attractive while he was her supervisor.
‘I thought he was very attractive and immediately wanted him,’ she said. ‘I really liked his big muscles and that everyone at work was afraid of him.’
Joe said he ‘noticed her beautiful smile from across the room’ and would find excuses to come out of his office just to see her.
Rahab said that while she no longer sees the age difference, but they do draw looks from strangers on the street.
We Get Looks In Public Often
We get looks while in public all the time,’ she said.
‘Someone even came up to me once and said I should be ashamed of myself because I just want his money. I did get sensitive, but I just walked away.’
‘I just see him as my boyfriend and my best friend. If anything, the difference is that I take this relationship as more serious than previous ones. It took everyone a long time, but they are finally understanding of us being together.’
Joe has introduced Rahab to his children who are ‘very accepting of their relationship’.
But the 54-year-old admitted that while they share many interests, there is also some differences.
‘We are in two different places in our lives,’ he said. ‘
She parties all night and I’m in bed at 10pm but we make it work because we love each other.’