I have been seeing this guy and I really like him but there is a bit of an age difference.. We met at a bar and exchanged numbers and have been talking a lot. But he is almost 10 years older than me does anyone think this is an issue?
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My boyfriend is 32 and I am 22. We have been together for 2 1/2 years and we never even consider the age difference. We live together, we love each other, and we have healthy communication. We haven't had any major issues relating to our ages, but I cannot speak for everyone. Before you enter into a relationship with this guy, consider what you want in the long run. Are you looking for something serious? Do you eventually want to get married? Have kids? Are you still exploring life and trying to figure these things out? Since he's older than you, he may be looking for someone he can settle down with in the next couple of years. Are you ready for that?
Of course, these are important issues to discuss in any relationship. It's very important to be open and up front about what your expectations are regarding commitment, future goals, etc. The more honest you are in the beginning, the easier it will be in the long run. Plus, you can avoid wasting your time and possibly having your heart broken.
The only other piece of advice I can give you is to consider the fact that, since he's so much older than you, it is likely that he's had several more sexual partners than you have. This would be important to know for several reasons. First of course would be to make sure that he (and you) is responsible and safe, and it's good to get that awkward conversation out of the way BEFORE you start having sex. Trust me, it'll be far more uncomfortable asking those questions while you're half naked standing in front of each other. Secondly, it could give you some insight as to the type of person he is, or what he's expecting from you.
Basically, just be honest. If you are honest with him he should be honest with you. Don't ignore the age issue, but don't dwell on it. If you're compatible, you'll be able to adapt.
Hope this helps!0