The bottom line is, your relationship belongs to the two of you. She was 42 and he was 30 when they met at work. Does that make it bad or a bad idea?
Five years doesn't rate as an age gap when you are an adult. I don't think kids need to be a factor in the dating process quite yet. I don't know what to say about your apparent internalized belief that men "should be" older than their female partners or they'll lose status, except a it's certainly a widespread cultural meme in lots of places, and b in my experience, cultural memes like that are usually obstacles to creating relationships that work for you, not for random TV gossip shows or shock jocks or whoever. I know if I were in her year-old shoes I would want to know if I was seeing someone who used the word "cougar" seriously in any non-feline context, let alone applied to how others might view our relationship, has no problem with a double standard, i. She was a little uncomfortable with the idea for the first month, worrying that maybe she was too old for me, but it turned out to be fine. Thus, we only lasted a couple of months. Of course this is fine. They were together for 21 years. Thankfully, I was able to have a conversation with him, and everything was resolved, but I still feel terrible that I did not end things with him when I suspected he was getting more attached than I was. Would it really make you feel better about yourself? On a personal note, I find older women that take care of themselves far sexier than younger women. Same would apply to either sex. But, if we're talking about a 26 year old guy, I'm not so sure. Yeah, I think you're probably too immature for this relationship, dude. I never cared a bit about the age difference. If you two really gel as a couple then people won't see a 5 year difference in your ages. I don't think there's anything wrong with you. I consider myself super-feminist, but still had this idea in my head that women don't date younger men, because they're less mature, and make worse relationships. You've been taught by our society that younger women are "better. Who do you want to date? I'm a 31 year old female. He is actracted to you, and vice versa. Does it say about me that I wasn't able to attract a younger woman so there is something wrong with me? A younger man dating an older woman June 3, 2: But, had she been OK with the gap as I was , the relationship may have lasted a good bit longer. That as a statistic men chase younger women, and dating an older woman is looked upon as failing to be able to compete with other men. It's never been any kind of issue.
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