"He acknowledged the elephant in the room by cracking a joke with my dad about a sports championship they were both alive for that I was obviously not, and from there the meeting went much more smoothly.We know that it’s going to be strange to meet our folks, but we appreciate anything you can do to lighten the mood without overcompensating.” 10. When people see a couple with a significant age difference, they “I was prepared for the typical challenges you face when you’re a younger woman dating an older man, but nothing could have prepped me for the judgements that strangers felt they had the right to make about my boyfriend and I to both of our faces,” says Jasmine, 26.If he encourages you to do this before you’re ready, you will forever resent him for what you missed out on.Every time you go to a restaurant, the staff will glare at you both — him for being shallow and you for being a gold digger.Women supposedly experience their sexual peak at age 35, while men allegedly go downhill after turning 18, allegedly. Wouldn’t it be nice to get old with someone and, as your rocking chairs creak back and forth, reminisce about the shows and music of your youths?
Having to run around after a 5-year-old is hard work, especially if it’s been that much longer since your man ran around as a 5-year-old. Older people warrant more of it, so while your man’s white hair will give him all kinds of credit with the people you two encounter, you’ll automatically be dismissed as slightly inferior, regardless of your personal attributes.We're looking for a life partner, not a father figure," 35-year old Ahna says, echoing every other independent woman out there.9.When the time comes to meet the parents, be super chill.You’re already going to have elderly parents to deal with as the years progress.Why would you want to have to deal with your husband’s incontinence right after you finish cleaning up after your parents’ senior messes?