A 22-year-old married couple, who fell in love after meeting a dating website, say they love strangers staring at them and embracing a father and daughter role in their relationship.
Katie Robinson 23, from Sherwood, Nottingham, met Chris Hodson, 45 years ago, three years ago online and claims that they have been inseparable ever since.
The NHS employee who lost her father two months before meeting Chris revealed that their relationship was unexpected because they were planning to meet on their own at first for a one-night stand.
Despite neither seeking a relationship, the couple fell in love and moved together after two months.
Chris Hodson, 45, and Katie Robinson, 23, (pictured), from Sherwood, Notts, who have a 22-year gap, say they like & # 39; when people stare at them in the streets
Katie who says they like & # 39; when people look at them in the streets, they feel that their love cannot be stronger between the ages.
The couple admits that Chris has taken on the role of father and partner for Katie since the death of her father.
Katie said: & # 39; We started talking on a dating site and we would someday meet to have a one-night stand.
& # 39; I hadn't had a relationship with a man my age for a long time, so I just wanted to have some fun.
& # 39; I met him in a hotel and we did the opposite – we could find it very well and talked until 4 am & # 39; in the morning.
& # 39; This was both our first visit to someone who was not the same age as us, but it was as if we had known each other forever.
Katie says that Chris, whom she met two months after her father's death, is thoughtful and different from boys of her own age
The 23-year-old revealed her mother Gill, 45, has shown support for her relationship with Chris, who works as a railroad signaling manager
& # 39; He is totally different from boys my age, he is thoughtful and actually wants to interact with me rather than play on an Xbox.
& # 39; From the moment we met, we sat together, it was only good for us to get together.
& # 39; I told my mother Gill, 45, about Chris, who is a railroad signaling manager, after our first date and she supported our relationship.
& # 39; I am the happiest I have ever been, we love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece and Spain together.
& # 39; People tend to stare, but we really like it, we find it very funny that people have nothing better to do.
& # 39; He is always there for me and gives me advice when I need it.
& # 39; Other couples feel intimidated by us because we are so in love and continue like a house on fire. & # 39;
Katie, who likes to travel with Chris to places like Italy and Greece, hopes that someday they will get married and start their own family
Chris (pictured with Katie) reveals that he was flattered to let a woman of half his age show interest in him and they quickly fell in love
The couple who are planning to travel say that one day they hope to get married and start their own family.
Chris said: & # 39; Initially I was nervous but flattered that a girl who was half my age had shown an interest in me.
& # 39; Before I met, I thought we would never see each other again. But after getting to know each other for a few hours, I started getting butterflies and wanted to see Katie again.
& # 39; We spent the night together and to my surprise Katie felt the same.
& # 39; I never went out with a younger girl, but Katie makes me feel so alive. She is so outgoing and loving.
& # 39; I quickly fell in love with her, and even three years later I still get the same excited feeling when I am on my way home from work.
& # 39; Katie lost her father about two months before we met, and this meant that I also adopted a father figure in addition to being a partner.
& # 39; This dual role has made our bond very strong and people have difficulty understanding, but to be honest, I would not understand until I have experienced it myself. & # 39;
Chris says that people have a hard time understanding how his role as partner and father has strengthened his bond with Katie
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