My boyfriend is 12 years younger than I am. We have been together over 2 years and are getting serious. He told me he needs to work on and get over his concern about what his friends and family will think of our age difference when we meet so we can build a life together.
Would you be able to do this? I appreciate your insight!
Depends on if I was attracted to her, and if I had gotten to know her somewhat before it moved to dating. I wouldn't approach a woman ten years older than me with dating intentions, but I could easily see myself wanting to go out with a woman I had gotten to know who happened to be ten years older.
Are you tempted to spank him when he gets out of line?
If you're inclined to think that way, the age difference is too much. Otherwise, you're OK..From YOUR side.
But for him, it will ALWAYS be more difficult..his family and friends will be more 'on' him about that issue than yours will be, in most cases, and let's face it, he's so young, and not used to facing up to peer pressure as you probably are.
Will he be able to handle that pressure as your relationship gets more serious? I don't know him, of course, but the odds are quite high that he WILL NOT be able to handle it.
And let's be honest, you will soon start looking 'old' to him...
Been there, done that, but it was more of a FWB thing for both of us. If what his friends and family think of his dating choices means more to him than your feelings for each other he needs to grow up.
I think there are many beautiful women older than 40, but I can understand his concern because no matter what, someone is going to say something about the age difference, unless of course you guys choose to lie, or not disclose that information (I mean, really it's your business anyway). I personally would not mind and would love to date an older woman (assuming she is interested) its just thinking about, could it really work out long term.
Im dating a woman 12yrs older than me. I must say that im having the time of my life. It's less drama since she's been there done that (im a no drama please, kinda guy). At first yes it felt a bit awkward (teacher to student) kinda feeling but we both knew the chemistry was there. We both opened up to each other and we are having the time of our lives. She tells me that I make her fell alive again and loved. I tell her she's made me feel what being loved by a true woman feels like. Yes of course it's not always going be a perfect relationship but I know that when we cross that rugged path it won't be hard to overcome it with adult and sibil understanding. In conclusion dating an older woman is the best dating choice I've ever made.
No because that would make her 30, that seems like way too big of an age gap for me. Whilst there are many older women who are great, I'd rather stick to someone within my own generation as we would relate much better.
I'm 12 years older than my boyfriend of 8 years. We recently moved in together, and have been planning on having our 1st child soon before I turn 40 in a couple years. We are perfect and happy in each others company. We have both come to realize that our lives aren't as happy without each other. Age is not an issue at all, however it was in the first few years together. Once we passed that bridge, its not viewed in a negative manner.
If any of my brothers did that, I'd be very skeptical and I wouldn't be comfortable with it at all. It would be awkward having them date someone who is the same age as our mother.