What are the Disadvantages of Dating an Older Guy?

He's 35 and I'm 24 ...

thank you for your help !

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3mo I mistook him for a 28 year old when I first met him.
I was shocked when he told me his real age...

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Most Helpful Guy

  • The only problem I can see is later in life, there is a greater chance of you being left on your own.

    Otherwise, go for it, and sod those who criticise!

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Most Helpful Girl

  • Aside from the possibilities of health risk and loss of the ability to have children sooner there's nothing bad about it. In fact, financially it can be kind of helpful. (Although obviously it's all about love not the previous mentioned advantages and disadvantages!)

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    • 3mo

      He's a guy. He can alwayas have kids.
      Thank you !

    • 3mo

      Haha well MOST guys usually can but some start shooting blanks with age! You're welcome! I think it's perfectly fine! Never let age hold you back!

What Guys Said 5

  • You're not going to have a whole lot in common being that he was in middle school starting to take a interest in girls when you were just getting potty trained.

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    • 3mo

      You think so?
      we have pretty long conversation.
      He says I'm interesting and he always has something to talk about when I'm around.
      He's interested in what I do even though he has no idea about those things.

  • Shallow-minded idiots will "judge" both of you.

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    • 3mo

      They already did... once they knew his age.
      He looks very Young. I thought he was like 28 when I frist met him.

    • 3mo

      Don't care what anyone thinks. If you're happy together, that's all that matters. I know of many happily married couples where the man is significantly (10+ years) older.

    • 3mo

      Thank you ^^

  • If things would get serious, he might want less sex while you'd want more (when you're in your thirties)

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    • 3mo

      I thought guys always want sex... no matter how old they are.

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    • 3mo

      depends on the partner I guess.

    • 3mo

      so it does with men.

  • He might die 10 years before your time on earth is over

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    • 3mo

      Uuurgh... hopefully not :(

  • You will be on different stages of yours lifes. It can make experiences hard to emphasize with.

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    • 3mo

      Hard but not impossible?
      How can I make it easier?

    • 3mo

      You both need communication. More that an age matched couple but yeah.

    • 3mo

      I can do that ^^

What Girls Said 2

  • When you are 80, he'll be dead.
    That's not to bad a spread
    My guy is older than me and it works.

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    • 3mo

      I'm happy for both of you ^^

    • 3mo

      I wouldn't worry about your age difference. I have friends that are 20 years difference and they are happily married.

  • abcED...

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