Dating a guy 8 years older
I guess it was because I’d heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I’d sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.) Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. In case you’re wondering, I married that guy eight months later. I don’t know why this one year made such a difference to me.She and Paul married anyway, and over time the difference in maturity dissipated.A friend once told me that the acceptable age difference was half the older person’s age plus seven.
“Telling our story never gets old,” Leah says, smiling. After spending a few days trying to adjust to the fact that the handsome co-leader of my small group was seven years my junior, I had just realized that he was actually eight years younger!A question I receive often is, “How did you make the decision to date and marry a younger guy?I’m secretly psyched that, no matter how old I get, I’ll always be younger than him.
It helps me chill out when I notice gray hairs and wrinkles:) I guess the bottom line is: In this age of online dating, where you can check off all your requirements (Six feet or taller! ), it’s easy to think you can pinpoint the exact person you’re looking for. Maybe the sweetest, loveliest future husband is a whopping 13 years older than you or [fill in the blank of whatever you think you WOULDN’T want] yet it doesn’t matter at all.
Alex never saw Ghostbusters or Back to the Future because they came out when he was in college and he was “too cool.” Meanwhile, he can quote every line from The Odd Couple.