Dating someone ten years older than you
Just a week after my 23rd birthday we were invited skiing with our two friends who had just started dating, my friend broke her wrist, and Jordan and I spent a great deal of the day talking to one another.
Not long after we took a road trip to California together, said “I love you” for the first time on Valentine’s day and the rest…it’s not so distant history.
Dating someone significantly older than you can be a challenge, not just between the two of you (like when you reference your favorite childhood Disney movie and they can’t relate), but also when it comes to the acceptance of friends and family.
The struggle can be all too real, and these confessions (courtesy of Whisper) show the reality – both good and bad – of having a noticeable age gap between you and your S.
I would roll my eyes and scoff that it didn’t make difference other than that Jordan was more established in his life and career.
At the time, I was telling the truth and I wondered why I had been so judgmental of dating a guy even 5 years older than me before (I often refused).
I find that I just don't click with older guys. Looking back there are a lot of reasons Jordan and I shouldn’t have met.We both didn’t want to go up to the mountain that day, we both almost flaked out, we both were sort of seeing other people (casually) and we are ten years apart.As time went on and our lives became more intertwined my opinion shifted once again.How does a ten year age gap affect our relationship?