We don't want to go to your friend's rave. It's not like a guy who's five years older than you is going to be taking you out for the Denny's early bird special ever day before promptly going to bed, but odds are those 5 a. Maybe just one shot of whiskey instead of seven of vodka. We can still drink people under the table, we just don't want to do it at some crappy, crowded dive bar.
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However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his something male counterparts. Dating him was remarkably easy. He was the first feminist guy I dated. He was sensitive, aware, and incredibly thoughtful. Lack of emotional baggage is a good thing. We had very different relationship experiences. With almost a decade on my side, I definitely had way more dating experience.
When I was 25, I spent a year dating a man 20 years older than me. The Older Man was also my editor, which added a power imbalance to the mix—a dynamic we all know can be equal parts problematic and irresistible. I wonder: What do we gain and lose from dating someone of a different generation?
May-December romances are frequently misunderstood. When you're dating someone older, people might assume that the dynamic of the relationship is unhealthy or fundamentally unequal. To learn more about what these relationships are really like, ATTN: reached out to four people who have dated someone older than themselves via email about their experiences and relationship advice.