Ahh I'm about to turn 26 in a couple weeks & I found out he's 22 (bleh my younger brother's age).. we're part of the same group of friends. I noticed him staring at me often & lately he's been sending flirty texts. He invited me to hang out at the beach last week but I said no b/c I felt weird about it. Then yesterday he asked if wanted to visit an art museum and get dinner afterwards. I do think he's attractive so I said ok but I feel all torn up about it.. I'm terrified of our friends knowing/laughing at me. I know another girl who's dating a guy 5 years younger & the guy's parents kinda hate her.. I don't want to end up like that. Should I cancel meeting up with him tomorrow>? Thanks
Most Helpful Guy
I've seen evidence that a larger age gap can make a significant difference and have a negative impact on a relationship. This is not one of those cases. sure in third grade a 4 year difference is quite significant but that's just not you anymore. What's the age difference between your parents I'll bet it's similar. Most of the friends you're talking about won't be in your future many years down the line, but the right mate will last a lifetime. When there is a much larger age gap you're in different stages of personal development. If you were say 38 and he were 22, well you'd be thinking biological clock and children, and he'd be thinking we've got all the time in the world for that. You might want a relaxing evening at home and he might want to go bar hopping. But again these are not an issue if you remember you yourself said same group of friends. If he's age appropriate to hang with you how is he not age appropriate to date you?0
Most Helpful Girl
No, don't cancel it.
All in the range of 5 years sounds absolutely fine.
It's not like another attractive AND cool AND smart AND a guy you'll have sparks with is going to cross your path just like that *snap my fingers*...
Go out and get that boy! ;)1