I'm 24 and my girlfriend is 19. She likes the age difference but I feel like I'm dating a child. She was so happy to see me today but I'm thinking about dumping her because the 5 year age gap is just too much for me. Is this a bad reason to dump a girl? Will she take it well?
Is it bad to end a relationship because the age gap is too much?
What Girls Said 9
It's frowned upon in my book to dump a girl for that reason. Then again, I can see if from both sides: You may want to go out somewhere that's 21 + -- she couldn't go; you could go with friends. Then there's the part where it's just a number. She's legal and considered an adult -- young, yes. Still an adult.
Make a Pros and Cons list... if the Pros about her outweigh the Cons of that gap, that'll give you your answer.1
To dump her completely because of age is stupid. But to dump her because of a lack of connection, cultural similarities, sexual maturity, and emotional maturity is fine. Many things that can come with age gaps0
its realistic. maybe tell her to wait until the age gap isn't so wierd. for example 25 30... i understand its a problem. if you dont reallly feel it anymore its time to end it...1
hahaha my bf is twenty one years older and we're both happy happy happy. five years is nothing Hon.2
I don't feel like age is the biggest factor in your differences. It sounds like a personality issue. I know that people say that age is just a number, and I agree when you are both mature adults. However, from 19 to 24 I was a completely different person, and even 24 to 28. You shouldn't feel bad that age is one of your differences; I think it may just be the most obvious. Don't waste some of your best years being tied down to a doomed relationship.0
Is this about the age gap, which is just a number, or the difference in mentalities? You say you feel like you're dating a child, but in what way?1
What Guys Said 6
I'd say you don't know when you're on a good thing.
When you get a little older, you'll probably wish she was 10 years younger than you.
At your age, I don't think 19 is too young.1
If you end the relationship solely because of the age number than yeah that wouldn't be so good. However, if you think she is acting too much like a child for you that you and her just don't have that really good connection, then no it is not bad to end the relationship.0
5 years isn't that much. if you stay together long enough then it won't be so hard cause she'll be 22 and you'll be 27.1
I guess that's up to you - if you really feel like that's a problem, if there is a mental difference etc. then I think it's a good reason. You're not supposed to feel like you're babysitting someone. However I don't see why the difference measured in numbers should be a problem.0
if you are worried so much about age gap, you should have avoided it from the start smh0
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