Dating someone significantly older
So I let our connection slip away, allowing my concern over our age difference to overshadow our passion.It was ultimately the right call, I felt, and experts seem to agree.An older guy might tend to be more reliable and committed than a much younger one — bonus!— but that could prove to be problematic if he’s keen to rush into a serious relationship and you’re stalling.She loves Oscar Wilde, organic beauty products and Italian food.I once thought I'd fallen in love with an adorable lawyer who started chatting with me while we waited at a crosswalk in Manhattan.Chances are he’s got an ex he was engaged or married to, maybe even an ex who’s the mother of his kids.It’s also possible that some of his exes with whom he was in long-term relationships are still his good friends.
Your parents have more in common with him than you do. He might not be one of those older guys who like to club-hop in jeans that look like they belong to his son.
I continued to find myself smitten, gushing to my mom about him, telling her that 13 years wasn’t that big of an age difference because we got along so well and it just didn’t matter.
We continued to date until, eventually, our lifestyles proved drastically different.
His career and financial situations were a far cry from mine, and the idea of things getting serious felt rushed and scary to me.
He was closer to 40 than I was to 30, and I felt like he’d inevitably want marriage and children much sooner than I would.