Age difference and dating
It has quite often been acceptable for a male to be the older person in a relationship.
Some issues can arise if the opposite happens; a younger man and an older woman.
Although comedians joke about these relationships, a significant age difference doesn’t make a relationship any less real or meaningful, though it may create some challenges that don’t exist when romantic partners are close in age.
Navigating the social ramifications of your relationship while struggling with generation gaps can be tough, but a significant age difference can give you the chance to consider new perspectives and appreciate the offerings of a different generation.
Age alone is not a determining factor of the compatibility of two people.
“He’s definitely no older than 35.”I grew up in a small forestry and farming town in Saskatchewan, the bowels of which are commonly referred to as Canada’s fly-over provinces. Outdoor manual labor has left you wrinkly, mortgage and ATV payments have broken your youthful spirit, and your wardrobe consists of sweatpants because eight months of the year, you are dashing from your house to your truck to avoid the cold. When I finally asked him how old he was on our second date, he told me he was 39.
” I waited as David scrawled something down on a piece of paper and tore it up into several smaller pieces. They said things like, “I am a pedophile,” “I was convicted of manslaughter,” “I was previously married” and “I lied about my age.”“I want you to put these in order of how bad you think they are,” he said.
As my hand hovered between pedophilia and multiple rape charges – my mind already planning my cab ride to JFK – I lost it and told him he had to just come out and tell me.“I’m actually 45,” he said.
Men aren’t the only ones who date younger people, though, and the archetype of the “cougar”—an older woman dating a younger man—is rapidly becoming a part of the public consciousness.
Same-sex couples sometimes feature a significant age gap as well.