Dating someone 10 years older
Part of being honest with one another is accepting that it's okay to have different experiences.Being younger doesn't inherently devalue your perspective."When we met I was 20 (almost 21) and he was 35," a 23-year-old Los Angeles native who chose to remain anonymous, told ATTN:."My advice is simple—be aware of the age gap.It is also important to be clear about what you want from the relationship, even if the conversation feels a little stodgy."I do think you need to be clear on what a relationship means for both of you and yes, to a certain extent, what the future means for both of you, especially if marriage, kids, etc.
This contradicts the stereotype that all men are focused on finding a youthful partner, as these singles indicate a preference for a partner three to six years older than themselves.I think it part it comes from age and experience.""They just straight up have more life experience. He'd had like seven jobs whereas I had, like, two.He'd lived in three cities since [he] graduated high school, all for extended periods," Maya L. His life experience wasn't strictly professional, either.A common rule of thumb when it comes to dating is that it’s OK to be interested in someone who is half your age, plus seven years.However, the rise of the "older woman-younger man" relationship has loosened this relationship convention and instead celebrates the age-gap romance.
According to a survey by dating website Elite Singles, 20-something men actually have a preference for older women three to six years older than themselves.