Dating someone much older

Though men have been enjoying May-December romances forever, women haven’t been afforded the same freedom necessarily.

Culturally, the older woman/younger man dynamic is perceived as an oddity, or a fluke.

(Full disclosure: When I was 21, I dated a 28-year-old and the age difference felt like a big deal.

At 29, I started dating Drew, who is also 7 years older, and the age difference has been entirely insignificant).

My girlfriends saw a picture of me with him and insisted that I don't date him.

I am sure if he and I dated 10 years ago, we'd be fine. I like him so much but to be embarrassed about being seen with someone is not a good sign. at what age does the age difference no longer matter? If you have a relationship/dating question I can help answer, you can send me your letters at This poll is inspired by a current forum thread in which a 28-year-old woman is asked out by a 23-year-old man. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram.Just tell him it's not working for you -- because it isn't. After dating for a month, it just doesn't feel right. Should she stick it out with Joe to see if his age matters less over time? Is there a time when the age gap no longer matters? Is she committed to trying this because of their history? You didn't want to be with that guy who wanted an "outdoorsy girl" anyway. By the time they're 27, they could be sleeping with a sexy Chewbacca for all they care. No, you can look forward to text from him either the next day or never. But if you're right for each other, you can count on him being the Jack to your Rose. Not that he's going to die in a freak boat accident a week after you start dating.

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