Dating someone older advice
Other people have criticized my friend and told her that it's "typical" that an "older man" wants to be with a "younger woman" and that she should watch out because he may trade her in again in 10 years. He has not given her any such indication that he traded someone else in for her, or that he would "trade" her in in the future.I don’t believe that there is any “right” age for someone to marry, nor do I believe that a girl to marry someone older than her. Whenever women talk about hitting thirty, or forty, or fifty (or any other age that causes them to have a slight crisis), you can always smile a little.And, of course, I’m only sharing from my limited experience. Getting older is as easy as puddin’ pie because in your circle?We then started talking about two practical matters surrounding their age difference.
One, yes, statistically, he will likely die first, but that's a stupid reason not to fall in love with someone older than you. That could be a deal breaker with dating someone older who already has children and doesn't want to have anymore, but it's not for him. I shared with her that I have seen numerous marriages, really successful and happy marriages, where one spouse is 15-20 years older than the other.
I think I am going to stick with my positive outlook and go with "love conquers all." All marriages have hurdles that have to be overcome. The issues that two people who are married and who are roughly the same age face may be similar or may be different than the issues that couples with vast age differences face.