Advice age dating difference
"Because of where I am in my life and career—what some men would consider 'ahead'—we connected better than I did with men my age I had previously dated."When Cathy Shipp met her would-be husband Kevin, it was love at first sight, despite the fact that she is significantly older.
"We have a lot of fun with the older woman stereotype! "He's just plain great."Heather Gannoe may be 12 years younger than her husband Jeff, but she often feels like the responsible adult in the relationship.
"My wife is further along in her career and brings home most of the bacon, not to mention she has all that great experience and wisdom stuff too," Jan says.
"He appreciates my point of view and values my opinion as much as I do his.
It might be easy to think of a very attractive 25-year-old man or woman saying, “I can date whomever I want, and I only want people who are within two years of my age either way.” While any person is free to do what they like when looking for a relationship, is it to the benefit of the searcher to cast in such a narrow fashion?
These are all interesting questions that reflect a real change in the way people age and date.
"My fiance is 30 years older than me," says Tirzah Allen.
While she waits for people to pick their jaws up off the floor, she explains the benefits of marrying someone old enough to be her dad.
Their racing team even earned them a Couple of the Year award. "We both tend to prize intangibles like ideas, experiences and relationships over the pursuit of materialistic things like fancy cars or big houses," she says, adding they're both "total do-gooders." She explains, "Brian once said that one of his main goals in life is to be useful and that's something I feel strongly about too.""I love the fact that he's older and has a different perspective on things than I do," says Tammy Macias, of her husband, who's 19 years her senior.