It's obviously not gonna work out (despite our strong chemistry), but has anyone had experience in dating guys about 10 years their senior?
Most Helpful Guy
Do you want to date him? Cool, then that's your answer.
You should be able to decide on your own whether or not he's using you or actually likes you. You are 20, not 11.
Most Helpful Girl
Wellll, I'm dating a 30 year old, and I'm 21. '^^ So I can kinda relate. Nine years age difference, sigh. He looks more like he's 25 though, so I was surprised.
But anyway, he's been my best boyfriend to date. Before him it was just guys my own age. I honestly don't think they were any less prone to "using" me than older guys. That's something you just have to watch out for in general.
And I mean, he actually picks up the phone and calls me often. When he texts, he does not talk 2 me like dis. We go on dates and don't just "hang out". He's a gentleman. He was never pushy or made me feel pressured to move faster than I wanted to. He's good at taking the lead and making me feel comfortable rather than expecting it to happen magically. He's really good in bed; like this is a legit learning opportunity, lol. He has diverse interests and has had time to cultivate some pretty cool artistic skills; he writes, paints, and he's even more well-read than I am (and I love to read).
There's a lot I could list that just make being around him better than the other guys I've dated, and I don't know if it's an older guy thing or just a 'him' thing, a lot of it is we just have quite a bit in common and get on well, but whatever it is it's working for me and I like it.
Do I think he'll be the last guy I date, or that this will turn into something serious? Who knows. Probably not. Maybe he's better suited to a woman closer to his own age, and maybe I'm too young and unsettled for serious commitment right now. Maybe he'll be my first real heartbreak. But I'm just enjoying our relationship and taking things as they come. If you like this guy you're thinking about, I recommend trying it. We're young, I think we can afford it.