a lot of hate

So I hope this group might treat me different...I'm 20 and my boyfriend is 57. I know that is a huge age gap, but I have related to him more than any guy close to my age. But I personally don't think that age matters...however we both have been keeping this a secret because we're both a little scared of what people are going to say...recently I posted something about this in another group and I got a lot of hate from it...I don't regret how I feel about him at all. We are both tattoo artists and are happy with our jobs and happy together as a couple. What are your guys thoughts?