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Anyone who’s been in a serious long-term relationship knows the journey isn’t without certain challenges, and when you’re dating an older man—we’re talking a decade or more—things can get even trickier.I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years. She had given up on getting married and had started collecting dogs. Just kidding, I'm 34 and she's 27, but that does make a different, doesn't it? No one ever gave me a hard time about it, except my sister-in-law, but I think she had a chip on her shoulder about guys dating someone younger, since she was nearly 30 when she married my brother.“When you’re with a younger person, you have to think, ‘What’s going to happen in five years? No matter what your age, to go forward in life with an eye toward becoming a kinder, more loving person sounds like an infinitely wiser approach to keeping love alive than worrying over the inevitable appearance of laugh lines.
I have to admit it’s comforting to be in a serious relationship with someone who’s somewhat financially responsible (read: less impulsive).
It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?
), but the benefits can certainly outweigh those little things.
I wouldn't want either of my kids to date a 50 year old when they are 18 or 21, but it's their decision, not mine. I suppose there are genuine, healthy relationships and unhealthy ones between people of great age differences.
There are a lot of judgments that people make about people in unconventional relationships. Maybe the likelihood of being in an unhealthy relationship gets greater as the age difference grows. I guess it's up to individuals to decide for themselves.