Does age make a difference in dating
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain The question is simple, as life expectancy goes up and people take better and better care of themselves, do traditional notions of appropriate age differences in relationships matter?Are we just making it harder on ourselves by refusing to consider potential partners who are outside our age limits?Tip: Sign In to save these choices and avoid repeating this across devices.
These are all interesting questions that reflect a real change in the way people age and date.
A week later, somewhere between one and four glasses of wine, he told me I looked “quite young” and asked how old I was.“I’m 25,” I said, trying to seem proud of the number even though I’d just celebrated this birthday with a bit of dread about growing up.
He nodded in surprise and didn’t offer his age until I asked for it. Then he excused himself to the go to the bathroom while I sat wondering what our relationship age gap meant: Would he want to move faster in a relationship? Would he be appalled by my tiny studio apartment, which I could barely afford?
We continued to date until, eventually, our lifestyles proved drastically different.
His career and financial situations were a far cry from mine, and the idea of things getting serious felt rushed and scary to me.
Men often pursue younger women, even if they aren’t interested in a family. Men certainly have a shorter average lifespan than women, but this doesn’t tell you anything about a particular guy.