When Older Dude and I were hanging out, being with each other's friends was never even an option. Maybe there are couples with big age differences who want the same things, but a lot find this to be a problem. Source: Shutter Stock Unless your parents are SUPER open-minded, they're probably not going to be happy that you're dating someone a lot older than you, especially if it's not legal. His friends were 10 years older than me and didn't want a college kid around, and I couldn't see him doing anything with my friends. Source: Shutter Stock When I was dating Older Dude, he was thinking about settling down and moving in with someone. You should never care about what other people think, and you shouldn't base your decisions on how people will judge you. I never babysat the kids in my neighborhood once; I couldn’t relate to kids at all. I would crush on older guys when I was 13, but I really didn’t start actually dating an older guy until I was 26; he was 40.That relationship was fun and short-lived, but what I've learned since then has taken me a long way when dating older men.I had a normal childhood, but I have been living in the “adult world” since I was a kid. I was around adults all my life -- events, parties, meetings -- so I really knew it no other way.The only thing probably missing in my life is a partner, a published book and an owned property… To elaborate even further, I’m an only child, and growing up, I never had many close friends. I was teased and picked on a lot from the kids at school. I guess that’s where I began the attraction for the older man type, and it used to freak my mother out.
I’m 27-years-old right now, and I cannot imagine being in a relationship with someone who had just graduated high school. It makes things hard, as much as you want to think it doesn't. When I was dating Older Dude, I wanted to text him because our generation texts all the time and that's normal to me.
At the end of the day, I need to do what’s best for me.
Here are a list of pros and cons to consider if you decide to date older: Whether it’s in his career, knowledge acquired overtime, relationships or even in the bedroom, this man knows what he’s doing and knows what he wants.
At the time, I thought I was so cool and mature because an older man was into me, but now it doesn’t seem cool. It doesn't matter how mature you may be, or how well you two get along... Source: Shutter Stock Before you jump down my throat, hear me out: I know that every older guy out there isn't manipulative.
But many of them are, and that's because the age difference makes it so easy for them to be.