At the beginning of our relationship, my friends were concerned that his age automatically revealed his readiness to have a long-term relationship and plan a future together.People in our lives also expressed the fear that if we were to stay together, we may never have a “normal” life.Or in reverse, subtract seven from your current age and then multiply it by two to find your maximum. There is actually an equation used to calculate how many years two people should have between one another.It indicates how old or young someone should be to be an acceptable mate.), but it does mean that group hang-outs might be a little bit awk until you and bae's friends become tight — and vice versa for your BF/GF and your squad. Just cause you were born in the year 2000 doesn't mean you're an *actual* baby, thank you very much. Clearly, they're fine when it comes to dating someone younger. But for some reason, they can get all weird about it. Some schools only let in current seniors; others have rules about not allowing people older than 18 attend. When bae goes off to college, you either have to attempt long-distance or break up. Long-distance is incredibly challenging — you wind up going weeks or months without seeing each other, spending lots of time and money traveling back and forth, and the distance can make it hard to feel like a real part of each other's lives.But breaking up just because of the distance can feel like throwing away something amazing, and that can be really sad. If you stay together when bae goes off to college, you feel like you're living in two different worlds.I went through all of the issues in my head thinking, Sometimes, I'd actually pick fights out of insecurity, just so I could utter the lines, “Maybe you'd be happier with someone who for certain has all of her eggs,” or, “Perhaps, you want someone who isn’t on a timeline of starting a family.” I am not a “cougar," the horrible label given to women who date younger men.When the roles are reversed and an older man dates a younger woman, the men are often congratulated and revered.
(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.
" While it's fairly common for a woman to marry an older man, the reverse isn't as much of a social norm. Travis and Leah, who have been married close to 20 years, met while attending the same six-week missions organization training.
"Telling our story never gets old," Leah says, smiling.
Okay, we have all known that guy who’s about 100 and going out with someone young enough to be, well, their caregiver *or their grandchild*.
When it comes to dating, there is an unspoken dating age rule.