Others find the economic disparity troubling, especially when it leads to power imbalances.
If you're in a relationship for the long haul, remember that financial situations change, too, depending on career ambitions and choices. Write down your shared and non-shared interests and prioritize the most important ones. For example, if you like the nightlife and he likes the sofa, can you work out a reasonable compromise?
We love each other, and I wouldn't trade it for anything." Those answers worked for Alex and Ian in their relationships.
Your answer will come after you and your boyfriend explore your relationship potential, and weigh the pros and cons of creating a life together.
As someone in a May-December marriage, I'd point out the obvious which is that age differences mean different things at different stages in life. You can't create a perfect model of someone and think they won't work for you if they don't fit into certain parameters. Whenever you hear about a man leaving his wife for a younger woman, the age difference always seems to be about 16 years -- I do not know why this is.
At 25, you probably thought nothing of dating a 29yr old. So under my theory, a man cannot start to date his "perfect" match until he is at least 35; and can no longer date a woman in her early 30s or younger once he is older than 48 years.
But most importantly, he brings a lot of stability to my life.
I like that he's been around and isn't scattered like guys my age.
In our 30s and 40s as independent, educated, accomplished professionals though, not a big deal. At 25, you probably thought nothing of dating a 29yr old.
Things are going very well, but now and then, one of us gets preoccupied with the age difference.
He's expressed a concern that I don't make enough to sustain the lifestyle that he would like to have with a partner.
ear Dave, I need some advice about the guy that I've been dating for a few months now. When our age difference comes up, the stumbling blocks are usually irrational age fears and money.
I think his friends are quick to judge me because of my age. However, I am completely committed to creating a relationship with him.
Before making a decision, I hope you two will approach these issues specific to dating when there's a significant age gap: He's expressed concern about your financial disparity.