Dating ten years apart
Couples with a big age difference need to think things through or risk finding themselves at conflicting stages in their relationship.
“You can see varied cultural references, disapproval from family and friends, and perhaps community disapproval, as well,” says Rachel Sussman, a licensed marriage and family therapist in New York.
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I, for the life of me, cannot understand how a woman ever finds herself in this predicament.
“You’ll never guess,” he said, which is when I tried to examine his face for wrinkles and his hair for salt-and-pepper grays—there weren’t any.“I’m 38,” he said. “So I know what you’re thinking,” he said, upon returning. ” He launched into an explanation about not finding the right woman yet and managed to quell all of my concerns—at least for the time being.
I continued to find myself smitten, gushing to my mom about him, telling her that 13 years wasn’t that big of an age difference because we got along so well and it just didn’t matter.
And then there’s also the concern about one’s looks.
But at the same time, I still keep an open mind—a big age gap doesn't have to be a nonstarter.
“Men should date older, and women should be OK experimenting with dating younger.