Telling parents dating an older guy
Before I get into the real nitty gritty, though, a few caveats.First, being attracted to older guys is completely and totally normal.Or, you know, some version of whining about your age. With age (often) comes maturity and chivalry—take advantage!
There’s nothing wrong with dating someone older or younger (as long as you’re both the age of consent), but this situation has its own set of consequences to consider.
We talked to collegiettes across the nation and relationship experts to see how an age difference impacts different aspects of a relationship.
Suffice to say, my mom was not pleased when she heard about this match.
That said, I knew that there was no way I could break the news to her in a way in which she would be pleased, or even be less shocked or concerned, so I treated it like removing a band-aid -- I came straight out and told her, then told her I'd be happy to discuss it with her once she'd calmed down and we could have a civilized conversation.
By Amy Rose Spiegel One of the most frequent Just Wondering questions we get here at Rookie is some variation on the following: “I’m a teenager and I’m thinking about dating/am intensely attracted to a person who’s significantly older than me. ” Well, as someone who not only has always been interested in older dudes, but has also dated quite a few of them, I have some things to say about your situation, question-askers.