Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!Some forums can only be seen by registered members.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.People have a lot of opinions about relationships when the two partners aren’t in the same peer group.But the heart wants what the heart wants, and at some point in your life, you might find yourself with a partner who is significantly older or younger than you.She said, “It’s not that you’re smarter than him; it’s just that you’ve lived more years.” With living longer — eight years longer at that — I’ve had past long-term relationships.I’ve learned what works, what doesn’t, how to create healthy boundaries, how not to get lost in a relationship, and am very aware of what I want in life.
Relationships take a lot of work by default and an age gap doesn’t make it much easier sometimes.Some things to remember about seriously dating someone younger than you.Just because you’re older doesn’t mean that you’re boring.I likely acknowledge and discuss our age difference way more than necessary, but after writing and doing on-air segments about dating and relationships for years, I know one needs to just own their situation, no matter what it may be. So what’s it like dating a guy who’s eight years my junior? Since I freelance, I used to spend endless hours, seven days a week, sitting in front of my laptop, pitching and writing articles and reading tons of online articles to keep up.My bringing it up on my own sort of cuts off the questions everyone wants to ask anyway. Yes, his stamina is exactly what you’d expect from a 20-something male, and yes, it works. Now, I’ve learned to balance my work life and my personal life.
Don’t listen to what anyone says about the age difference between you and your partner (as long as it’s legal, obviously).