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.
No relationship is guaranteed to work forever, no matter the age difference of those involved.
Now, I’m not saying that every younger man is going to make a great boyfriend — just as not every older man makes a great partner.
Getting together, despite the the age gap, felt so natural, relaxed, and fun, and everything happened organically.
My anxiety, which is usually sky-high when I get involved with a new guy, was barely detectable.
"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.