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And you were some 20 year old with the attitude of a 17 year old, of course you wouldn't do well in a relationship.
Obviously, that is not the case, and the difference is minimal.
You should go with it, maybe talk with him about how it makes you feel, know his feelings about it, and come to a decision (: Make it not an issue, which (to me at least) it isn't.
Relationships will live/die on the core compatibility.
Also note that this was not because I had some notion that we would end up together long-term, but rather because I was embarrassed to be seen in public with him because of our age difference. At the time, I thought that people would judge us and stare, or even worse, someone might mistake him for my son.
In reality, strangers hardly know there is much of an age difference between us, and they're almost certainly unaware that the difference is about 12.5 years — an age gap that is taboo in our culture.
Next thing you know, he's your closest friend as well as your boyfriend — which creates a co-dependent dynamic that's bad for any relationship. Whether or not you tell your parents about him or not, it's a lose-lose. I know hearing that is like sticking a fork in your chest and ripping your heart out. Maybe you're sure that you won't be dramatic about it, like "other girls." But that shit tends to sneak up on you. If he's married, he's not going to leave his wife for you. He might be running from a bad relationship with a woman his age. (Wrong.) He's in a different generation than you; he shouldn't be a decade behind emotionally.
And, although we've been together for more than a year and a half, live together, and are planning a future with one another, individuals still find it difficult to understand why we have chosen each other.
Some background on my situation: I'm 20, but more "mature" for my age -- I'm a recent college grad with my Bachelor's, working 9 to 5, living on my own and making a comfortable living. At this stage in my life I'd be wary of dating anyone who wasn't at least in their late 20's.
We've gone on a couple dates and get along great, but I feel a little inhibited by my age since he's quite older than me. Edit: Also sharing any stories and experiences would be interesting to me :)The older you get, the less it matters. Also, I feel as if there's a certain stigma associated with me, a professional school student, dating a high schooler. Edit: apologies, read to quick and skimmed over you being the lady.
I'm 23 and I won't date somebody who is 18. But you get my point that there is a cutoff at some point.
You're at totally different stages of your life at that time. I guess after the 20yo-barrier age doesn't really matter.