Nothing is guaranteed obviously, and a relationship is more about compatibility than a birthday.The problems that arise when dating someone much younger than you will depend on exactly what the age difference is and all the life experience that they (and you) bring to the table — just like if you dating someone you’re age.Non-traditional age gaps between women in same-sex relationships are nothing new, but the mainstream celebration of these couples entered the zeitgeist in 2015 in an unprecedented manner.
I was raised among bright, kind, older boys who more often treated me as an equal than a nuisance.
The first vocal feminist I ever knew was male: my cousin Jeffrey, who was one of my closest friends, and 11 years older than me.
The first steps on my journey to becoming an adult who shuns ageism had little to nothing to do with being queer.
Rather, it began with a childhood of formative familial friendships with my brother and older cousins, mostly male.
(For the sake of this article, we'll define an age difference as five years or more.) Here are four things to consider: 1. Leah says one of her biggest concerns when considering a man 10 years younger was whether he had the maturity to understand her needs and take care of her.
"When she'd start to talk about Duran Duran or Erasure, I was like, 'What are you talking about?
Younger men are as adventurous outside of the bedroom as they are inside it, and they’ll bring out a more youthful, vibrant side of you, says Lori Bizzoco, founder and executive editor of Cupids “He will see you as smarter and worldlier, so he’ll want to please you, not just physically but emotionally and intellectually,” she says.
“He’ll come up with creative date ideas that bring back romance and youth, and make you feel empowered and appreciated.”When you enter into a new relationship, it’s no secret you’re bringing former boyfriends along with you. “Men can have preconceived notions about women and relationships based on past experiences,” says Samantha Daniels, a professional matchmaker and president of Samantha's Table Matchmaking.
A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.
I don't know why this one year made such a difference to me.