This is something to think about when you are considering dating a younger guy (or any guy for that matter).“I never thought I’d date a younger guy. When I started dating someone younger than me, I assumed there would be some big differences.But over time, I realized a lot of this was just in my head,” explains Julie.“It took him a while to even say he was in a committed relationship,” shares Karen.She had to bring up the topic of a relationship more often than anticipated.“I had been supporting myself for years,” explains Becca of her ex. I could empathize with where he was, but the level that we related was different because of our age gap.” Perhaps more important than age, is the question of life stage.Is he in a place in life where he can support and relate to you?Often times it has more to do with how he perceives his maturity.
Other things, however, can be a little more tricky to handle.
That said, age gaps have been proven to cause some unique challenges and complications.
Like, for example, reminiscing about pop culture phenomena from your childhood.
Women get stick for being the obsessive, crazy sex, but in my experience, it’s the opposite. ‘Younger guys aren’t as forceful or bothered.’ On top of this, the older guys had no chat. When some girls were having sex, I hadn’t even started my period.
Why have we let our gender be tarnished with this lie for so long? I might be 31 but marriage, babies and mortgages are not on my radar.