A younger partner might be harder to break up with because of this. Try to be as diplomatic as possible. Even if you have sage life advice to impart, know when to just STFU.
Know when you can offer help and when they just want you to listen to them. Instead of fighting it, or worse, judging your new SO for their squad, soak up the fact that you both get some alone time with your respective crews.
We know we sound like a broken record, but this, too, depends on the situation. Maybe your younger mate has more sexual experience than you do. I don't measure age in years.
I measure it in life experience, wisdom, and maturity. I can't imagine years older than me being an issue.
My husband is 5 years older than I am. My mom was 5 years older that my dad. One of my BFFs is about to marry a man almost 10 years her junior.
As long as you are at the same life stage, age is just a. Originally Posted by d0nnivain. I'm several years older than my husband, it doesn't worry us. Cubs and Cougars everywhere, some men would say you're not old enough if you're only years ahead of them. If you're not older than him enough to qualify as Cougar status, then you're probably not too old for him if he's not into Cougars.
Younger people make a bigger deal over shorter differences. I remember being shot down, along with plenty of other guys, by a 20yo girl I worked with when I was 19, who refused to entertain the idea of going with anyone any younger at all. And I remember being rejected by girls of 20 when I was 24 on basis of age.
I've actually had less objection to age now I'm in my 30's - I must have received the line "age is just a number" a dozen times in the last year from women 5, 10 and more years my junior. I'd guess they think I'm mature, wealthy and settled, more fool them - governed by prejudice as always. I'd date anyone from 18 to 40, but the further from me they are either side of my age the more they're going to have to be something really special. My ideal range is and that is who I get on best with. Originally Posted by writergal. They go through milestones together, like starting a family, buying a car or house, getting married, etc.
Age isn't as important as what life stage you're at. Originally Posted by AVarma. I'm not so sure about that.
If a 40 year old were to go back to college I don't think he'd be compatible with an 18 year old even though technically they are the same stage in life. But is that how others view your relationship, too?
According to most of the collegiettes we talked to, their friends and family members support them dating someone older. When the age gap gets bigger, some collegiettes find themselves not wanting to tell their parents about their older guy. Whether you are swept up in a whirlwind romance or dating the boyfriend from hell, dating is always a learning experience.
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