Dating someone 13 years older
If you don’t make it an issue, chances are it won’t be.If you really like her, just go with the flow and be yourself, regardless of whether “yourself” is a silly, dorky, immature 57-year old or a wise and mature 24.
When I was 15, I was dating a 28-year-old (cue gasping).(Um, probably don’t do this, you guys.) It wasn’t like I was stupid. But I didn’t have enough experience or wisdom (as opposed to intelligence) to completely understand what I was getting into.I thought I was totally prepared to deal with the daily realities of having a boyfriend who was older than me by a decade-plus, which turned out to be less than correct.The fact that this news came from the Daily Mail U. Marrying older men runs in the family on both sides. He’s quite proud of this and likes to tell people she was a freshman in college when he was in eighth grade. And I like telling their story simply because it is less common than the usual husband- older- than -wife scenario.
My paternal grandmother and grandfather were 13 years apart. Because, let’s face it, there are some serious double standards when it comes to acceptable age differences.
I have a friend who is 47 and her boy/man-friend is in his early 30s. Even my nine- year- old daughter thought that was “a bit weird.” “Is it really weird,” I asked her, “or is it just that you aren’t used to seeing it? Does age difference matter when it comes to love an marriage?