Problems dating someone 10 years older
And, although we've been together for more than a year and a half, live together, and are planning a future with one another, individuals still find it difficult to understand why we have chosen each other.
My age has been a huge barrier for some to open their minds and hearts and get to know me simply as the person whom he loves.
That may or may not interfere with the relationship.
I dated someone a lot older before for about 1 week after we were friends for almost a whole year.
We've had to ask if it's worth listening to other people’s opinions to potentially give up the best relationship we have both ever had.
It amazes me that even as the world seems to be progressing and we're now openly embracing many life choices, most of us still aren't comfortable with age differences in relationships.
7 years isn't a lot, but at your age I think you can multiply that by like 3 to get a comparable age difference for other phases of life.
So, enjoy the relationship but also be honest with yourself on where you are at in life and don't try to rush things too fast.My friend's daughter who is almost 21 just got engaged to a guy about 7 years older - and my friend had a 7-year age difference in her marriage when she was in her early 20s -I don't think it's a big deal.I once date a girl 6 years younger for several months...In reality, strangers hardly know there is much of an age difference between us, and they're almost certainly unaware that the difference is about 12.5 years — an age gap that is taboo in our culture.Before I realized the depth of others' judgments about our “taboo” relationship, I first had to get over my own insecurities about being with someone over a decade younger.