Mostly because I wasn’t very graceful about handling it. Whichever way your May/December relationship skews, there are certain pitfalls you should do your best to avoid. My older boyfriend’s guy friends were fine with me (go figure), but most of his female friends gave me, and him, the hairy eyeball.
I used to refer to my younger man as “Junior Mint.” I found it hilarious, but he was less amused. I certainly wouldn’t have found any humor in him calling me “Old Spice.”I used to refer to my younger man as “Junior Mint.” I found it hilarious, but he was less amused. I certainly wouldn’t have found any humor in him calling me “Old Spice.” ” 2. “I was having sex while you were in kindergarten” is kind of gross. Even though I wasn’t exactly a teenager, I felt like a dumb, young piece in their presence.
Or are the cultural similarities that occur between people of similar ages important enough to be deal-breakers?
Answer Hey, this is my first time saying anything on here, but your question peaked my interest. I finished college early and am now working in accounting. I don't even think about it anymore, in fact when I do tell people I am proud to say it. He had been in many relationships before, but none with a girl my age.
We bought a house and are a very happy and successful couple. To say, "ya 11 years, and more compatible than any married couple I have met! FYI we have been married for 2.5 years and love each other as much as when we started dating. I had been in an emotionally abusive relationship before him, and he had faced a similar predicament with his second wife.
There are some exceptions to the general rule that you date your own age.
We are so happy we found each other and there are times where we do realize it would be easier for other people to accept us if we were the same age. I learned from being in an abusive relationship before that I have to be happy for MYSELF and no one else.
I suppose it would depend, Do you have a big issue with the age difference I am a 27 y.o female my female spouse is 48y.o == 21 years difference we have been together for 6.5 years, with no problems Well... We get along really well, and we have a lot in common and *lust* isn't one of those things.
She's wanting to start a relationship, but I'm hesitant because of her age... I have connected with him more than anyone, and he feels the same about me.
In my twenties, I dated a guy who was 12 years older than me. Sometimes, I felt like the old one.” I hear ya’, sister. When he got caught, he had his bank account seized and wages garnished. “Being older meant I could suss out the difference between artistic notions and, well, laziness.” 6.
In my thirties, I went in the other direction, dating a dude 11 years my junior. ) Although both ended rather badly, I feel like that while the gaping age difference didn’t directly cause either relationship’s demise, it certainly didn’t help. Prepare yourself to feel like an alien upon meeting their friends and family.
In August 2010, Michael Dunn of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff completed and released the results of a study on age disparity in dating.
Dunn concluded that "Not once across all ages and countries ...
Constant reminders of the age difference can be entertaining, but they can pass easily into the realm of creepy. With the younger boyfriend, I had to contend with his buddies who yammered on about college and getting waaasted on frat-boy beverages like Jagermeister. While there are plenty of happy couples with decades between them (like Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and their sweet, young second spouses), there are plenty more who never bridge that gap (Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer, to name but one).