You said you wanted to be more active, remember? Don't talk about the age difference — but if he brings it up, play it coy. Just never refer to his age in a bad light because that is his Achilles Heel; it's what his mother nags him about. That means no joking about him being an old man or way, way worse… an old fart. Heaven forbid you ever, ever, use the f-word! He's not moving too fast by offering to cook you dinner. You're a single, 20 -something girl; you bet your ass you take that nutritious, well-balanced, home-cooked meal made in a well-furnished and clean apartment neither of which you've encountered in weeks , and you embrace it with open arms.
Just understand that his cooking you dinner is not the same as you two cooking together. One means you're casually dating; the other implies your side-by-side partners in crime. Don't expect much early on; the good stuff happens later. Okay, so maybe these guys aren't all they are hyped up to be. That being said, early on, a lot of the magic so to speak is due to the appeal of their age. And that's when the real fun begins.
So just keep your inner-psycho on a leash for a couple months, kay? Some of them are man-children. Here are the tell-tale signs he's 30 going on A He still proactively buys tickets to an EDM concert and can only pontificate about DJs, B He is incapable of choosing a proper place, date and time for your first meeting i. This relationship seems quite normal, to my eyes.
Granted, I've dated people where there was a MUCH bigger age difference than this, so maybe my perspective is slightly different to other people's. But it's not like you're 16 and she's Either you're into them or you're not. Don't go fishing subconsciously or not for reasons to not go for it. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out.
But, 5 years is a silly reason to not try. If a 26 year old friend were dating a 21 year old, I'd likely question the friend's maturity level. The genders are, to me, irrelevant. If you're uncomfortable with the age difference, don't date this person. But if you like her, stop judging her and yourself for your dating choices. Dating someone younger than you is not a badge of your sexual attractiveness, and dating someone older than you should not be viewed as a sacrifice.
If you're ashamed of her or of yourself because of her age, do her the favor of breaking things off so that she can find someone who is proud to be with her. I look 26 but am 43, and my gf is Let people deal, it's not a big problem unless you make it a big problem. It sounds like you don't respect this woman, or at least, the age difference is a deal breaker for you. What matters is what you and the woman think about this, not what we do. We met when he was in his senior year of college and 22 and I was What matters is whether your levels of maturity match, not your calendar age.
You have been trained, by our culture, to see relationships between an older man an a younger woman as normal, and the opposite as abnormal. This is't how it actually works, though; plenty of women are with younger men, especially a gap of only five years. This shows the origin of this question. You've been taught by our society that younger women are "better.
Still, most of them fail miserably, for the exact same reasons that I think Penelope is suggesting. Men want much younger women, but rarely do much younger women want older men. Put another way, if a woman has an array of other quality options closer to her age range, what incentives would she have to date a man who is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLDER? She can find that same amazing guy at age There is nothing wrong with aging. I do think people improve with age my wife is nodding. And nobody has more choices than a year-old woman.
She could probably find him. All she has to do is go on Match.
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