Dating someone older can seem so glamorous. But Redditor icarly1234 wanted to know the reality. They took to the “Ask Women” subreddit and asked, “Ladies who are in an age gap relationship, what are the pros and cons?” and people were super helpful and real.
- "Our age gap is 10 years. I am close to 30, he just turned 40. My partner had his son young, so he has a 17-year-old to parent alone. No one ever expected me to become anyone's mother, but 'Dad's Girlfriend' was a new dynamic to maneuver. And since my partner's son lives with him full time, there are some rules that I understand, but am disappointed in nonetheless."
- "It is not a con per se, but I sometimes feel a twinge of jealousy as my husband has a more established career and a higher salary. I tend to forget that he had to work 7 more years to reach where he is today."
- "I’m 34 and my husband is 27. I’m a teacher and he started an entry-level job and now makes more than me. It kills me a little that he makes so much more than me even though I’m seven years older, and that he always will as long as I stay in this profession."
- "My boyfriend is 10 years older than me (I'm 26 and he just turned 37). I like that he is a functioning adult who can take care of his own chores without being asked, knows how to deal with mechanics and car dealers, and understands how health insurance and taxes work. But he doesn't always understand my cultural references, and I can't tell when he is messing with me when he tells me about how things were when he was a kid."
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