I grew up the only child of older parents (who are also 10 years apart), and often felt like an awkward old lady trapped inside a teeny-bopper’s body. I admit, I wasn’t as physically attracted to him as I had been to other partners. Have you ever seen a girl with a hideous boyfriend and thought, “Seriously, how the f$*k did he pull that off? Either he's just a nice friggin’ dude; or being with him boosts her self-confidence. In my case, the age gap was actually a cavernous black hole defying space and time. He’s old and sick now, and she takes care of him (even financially), but she’s still partying and sleeping around. I sometimes imagine what would have happened if I had stayed with my older man.
The last I heard, my older ex was in a tumultuous relationship with another 20-something, this time a singer reminiscent of Björk.
I dated a guy who was 15 years older than me, and boy did I learn a few things.
We ended the relationship because we both wanted different things for our future; he was a divorced father of two and I was in my last year of uni.
This can seriously reduce the drama in your relationship!
They may not have social media or use it very often, which means no stalking of girls who like or comment on his pictures.
Sure, Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy make their 17-year age gap look like no big deal, but what’s it really like to date someone significantly older than you?
Can that age difference impact your relationship and how well you two relate to one another? The following six women are all dating a person who’s got at least a decade on them.
When I dated guys my age, I had to pay for dinner, and concerts, and their lives.
With my new boyfriend, I don’t even carry a wallet around with me.”“When my now-boyfriend hit on me, I instantly wrote the situation off because, as I told him, ‘Dating you would be like dating my father.’ He’s only 11 years older than me, but still!
This can go the other way too; they won’t fight about that guy who always likes your Insta photos.
This can cause a problem especially if someone comments on your picture, “Who’s that old man in the photo with you” or “ Is that your uncle?
It’s not new money (or young money) where he wants to go out and blow it on stupid things; it’s the earned life he’s been creating for years. There’s very little fighting or problems that pop up.