I spent so much time telling myself that age didn’t matter when in the end, it totally did," she reflected.
"Whenever we fought, I would vent to my good friend who was dating someone 10 years older than her at the time, and she would constantly tell me “It sounds like you responded perfectly for someone who is 22 years old.
You’ll also never have to worry about them breaking up with you because they need to go backpacking through India to “find themselves.” Want to open the best Korean BBQ-Taco truck ever? Do you have some other kind of cool, creative endeavour that you’re working on?Dating an older person also means never having to hear, “I just really need to focus on my career right now.” Your older person already has a career that they’re successful in, which means they’re happy to support and encourage your ambitions.To learn more about what these relationships are really like, ATTN: reached out to four people who have dated someone older than themselves via email about their experiences and relationship advice.When your partner looks visibly older than you, people might get a little nasty.Part of being honest with one another is accepting that it's okay to have different experiences.
Being younger doesn't inherently devalue your perspective."When we met I was 20 (almost 21) and he was 35," a 23-year-old Los Angeles native who chose to remain anonymous, told ATTN:."My advice is simple—be aware of the age gap.) 3)Carrie told her mother what had made her unhappy so she prevented conflict with her. Older-Younger couples are everywhere you look and yet, there still seems to be some level of taboo surrounding these so-called May-December romances. Dating someone who is older than you can actually be really awesome.An age difference can mean you don't always like—or know about—the same TV shows, movies, and books."Our inner-relationship issues have (fortunately) mostly been about missing each other's pop-culture references; I don't understand his 80s movies/song references, and he's never seen a 90s Disney movie. I have found that being with someone older can provide a unique support system; he has gone through a lot of things that I am currently going through (i.e.being out on my own for the first time, the frequent existential crises that you experience in your 20s, etc.) so he is my rock in a way that a person my age might not be able to be," Croft wrote.Now that we've been together for five years, that happens less frequently, but when he lets his beard grow out, which is gray, and we're out in public together, we still get questioning looks from strangers."These stereotypes can also be internalized. "Is it weird they've been divorced, or weird that they've never been married?