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It worked out great; we're married and have a son. I usually forget about the age difference, although once in a while it's weird realizing that my husband was still in junior high when I started college. My first husband was 18 when we started dating; I was My second husband is 15 years younger than I am Oh, fuck you for making me think about that!!
I started dating a guy 1. I was really excited about it all for the first year, it was my first relationship….
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The life-stage difference was very drastic at that point. He was attending med school right after undergrad, and never had a real job. He didn't have any of his own money, fully supported by parents, and kept trying to hide me from them…. He could never treat me to anything as small as a coffee, and complained if I asked if he wanted to go on vacations or day trips. However if his friends asked him to go somewhere similar, this was okay for him, because he could then ask his parents guiltlessy to fund it.
So basically it was hard dating someone who was still very reliant on their parents. Who didn't know the value of money or hard work. There were way more other issues but that was related to his individual personality. The money and job thing I think is related to his immaturity due to age. Also…and this was a mild annoyance…. When I was 21 I started dating a guy who was I don't really have any positive advice the 21 year old I had a weekend fling with was so dumb that it just couldn't work.
I think if we had more in common, it might've been all right but I find the difference between being 26 and being 21 is pretty big in terms of life stage. When I was 27 I dated a guy who was 18 he had lied and told me he was 20, and I didn't find out the truth till after we broke up.
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I actually liked his personality a lot and truthfully, the sex was some of the best ever, but he had just joined the Coast Guard and had to go underway very soon after we met. When he came back I was pretty sure he had slept with other women based on some stuff he said, so I ended it needless to say. I've been cheated on by older guys too though, so I can't blame it on his age. My advice is if you like this guy and can trust him, don't worry about the age difference.
There are assholes and good guys, honest ones and liars, mature guys and man-children in every age group. I'm 26 and my boyfriend is 22, but we'll be 27 and 23 next month so I'm practically in the same boat as you. We have been dating for a tad over 8 months now and it has been absolutely wonderful! I never really think about our age difference at all. In the beginning I definitely had my doubts, but it was really just my own insecurities.
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I didn't understand how he could like me, because in my head I was an old lady. But we got along great, and had very similar interests and personalities, so that thought quickly left my mind. I realized that the difference in age really wasn't an issue at all. So, I say go for it. If it doesn't work out, it's because you aren't compatible as people, not because of the age difference.
I haven't really thought about our age difference much past the very beginning of our relationship, but if there's anything else in particular that you're curious about, I'd be happy to share my point of view. I guess I'm just a tad worried about what people will think, and that if things got serious I might be "robbing" him of his young wild days, or that he may not have enough relationship experience although I have that issue a lot with my peers or older guys too.
I had those thoughts too, but I never had a less than positive reaction from anyone, aside from one coworker who jokingly called me a cougar, but she's not a very nice person to begin with. Everyone else, my friends, family, and acquaintances haven't cared one bit, and have embraced our relationship.
It also won't become too serious if he is looking to have young wild days.
Relationships take both parties in order to develop. If it does get serious, it won't be you taking away from him, it will be what you both want. In terms of relationship experience, my current boyfriend handles relationships times better than my ex who was my same age ever could. It really just depends on the person. I'm 25 and my boyfriend is Sometimes the immaturity really shows on his end.. When I started consistently dating, I was I went on a few dates with younger guys, the youngest had just turned It seems like a small age gap but I couldn't handle it.
I've always acted mature for my age, I have a hard time relating to guys my own age so dating younger guys just didn't work. My current boyfriend is 4 years older than I am. Isn't finding someone older more of a sign of immaturity. You are essentially looking for someone who is more mature then you, meaning you don't feel content without the strong guiding hand of someone more stable, with more experience, and more resources.
Funny how both extremely immature girks and extremely mature girls want someone older than them. Maybe they are more similar than one would imagine. When I was 29, I briefly dated a guy who was a few years younger than me. Within the first few dates, he showed me his ex-fiancee's ring, told me what he wanted to name his future children, and was already asking me to meet his parents. I broke things off after a couple of weeks I almost became FWB with an year-old friend when I was We swapped nudes one night for fun right before I went out with some friends and then he spent the rest of the night blowing up my goddamn phone with how much he loved me and how he had "caught the feels" his words, multiple times, not mine.
I explained to him that I was absolutely, non-negotiably looking for something very casual without dating and that I didn't think it would be appropriate for me to jerk him around now that I knew how he really felt.
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He complained for weeks about how I friendzoned him. I seriously doubt I'd pursue anything with anyone under 21 now. Everyone I've tried with that young has been ridiculously immature, and then for practical reasons I like first dates being drinks at a bar. I dated a guy a couple of years younger through my mid to late 20s, and while it was totally fine at the start, as I was working a shitty retail job and paying back student loans, I eventually "grew up" started a career, and other life changes , but he wasn't remotely keeping up emotionally or financially and it just fell apart.
I mean, mostly it was all the cheating on me that he did for the last year or so of our relationship that caused the end, but we grew apart in a lot of ways as well. I think it depends more on the person than the age. Maturity levels and priorities can reaaaaally vary during the early-mid twenties. I'm 21 and currently dating a 19 year old, so the age gap isn't that big. We attend the same college, though we are currently long distance due to summer.
I was concerned that because this is his first relationship, that he'd mistake infatuation for love or that he'd fall for an idea of me he created. I was also worried that maybe he doesn't know what kind of person he wanted to be with.
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Oh and you have a lot in common I'm 32 and he's I know it doesn't really matter, but it bothers me a little. Hypothetically speaking, of course I'm meeting him for sushi later this month. He lives 3 hours away, but he travels to Tunica occasionally, which is an hour from my house. We both want to just hang out, no pressure, no expectations. I'm looking forward to it. I'll keep you posted.
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Hell to the Yes I would date someone 5 years younger! He sounds good on paper, just meet him and then trust your instincts Good luck. Whatever will be, already is My limit is about 8 years either way. That way you were at least in school around the same time. Honestly, I'd be more worried about the distance than the age diff. To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts. I'm going to give it a shot. So far we've IM'd, texted, swapped pictures, and we're going to chat on the phone next week.
I tend to start my matches' age range at my age and go up 15 years. Oh, and personally, I don't give a guy a second glance on OKC if he's got the bulldog icon.
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I'm 33, and I prefer to date younger, than older. I've just had more luck in that direction. Have fun on your date. If you were a guy this question would never have crossed your mind.