I really want to get my parents permission, but I'm worried they won't okay with me dating someone 7 years older. I went on a date with an older guy (16years) on Friday night. Some women are quite old headed and might be more at attracted to an older man than one the same age.
It was the best night of my life and not once did the age difference bother either of us. One of my friends is married to a much older man, but she sa... I think he likes me and respects me because I help him do his job and he appreciates that.
This year, my husband, who will move up into his forties, will officially be married to a girl still in her twenties. Actually, we’re just over ten years apart but it so happens that there are three little months between his fortieth birthday and my thirtieth.
Considering the fact that he teases me mercilessly about my abundance of gray hair, I think it’s about time I get to talk up my great youth.
That said; the positives of marrying someone older have been rapidly lost in a world where “young love” is often touted as the best kind. You’ll always be the “young one.”After all, she’s old, too.
And by that, I don’t mean “you won’t ever have financial trouble,” rather, when you do have issues, he’ll probably be stable enough from maturity and that he won’t freak out.
Chances are he’s lived on his own for quite some time.
The whole, “Well, my mom used to…” has pretty much faded into a distant childhood memory.
I truly believe that age is just a number and, as Mark Twain said, that age is an issue of mind over matter.
While you initially marvel over his fancy home and career, you will quickly learn that he must work hard (and often) to pay the bills and continue climbing the corporate ladder.
Sometimes, this means less attention for you and almost always means that you and bew cannot be together every waking moment.
We then started talking about two practical matters surrounding their age difference.
One, yes, statistically, he will likely die first, but that's a stupid reason not to fall in love with someone older than you. That could be a deal breaker with dating someone older who already has children and doesn't want to have anymore, but it's not for him. I shared with her that I have seen numerous marriages, really successful and happy marriages, where one spouse is 15-20 years older than the other.
So, you just started dating an older man for the first time but worry that you're ill-equipped for what the relationship will entail. Because you're already dating, it's clear that you're awesome and will be just fine, despite your age difference.