30 year old woman dating 21 year old guy
Love knows no age, but if you date only people who are members of a different generation, it might reveal something about your approach to relationships.While people who date only people much younger or older than them owe no one an explanation, it may be helpful to consider underlying reasoning.
In an age-gap relationship, you’re trading in different currencies, but each holds its own value.Some who date only much older people may be seeking a parental figure more than a romantic partner.They may be insecure about finances and thus want to be with someone established in his or her career.Before the Older Man, I’d never been in a relationship with someone of a significantly different age—older or younger—but I had spent my adolescence fantasizing about my teachers bending me over my lab station, so in a way this felt long overdue.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.If you have an established career but your partner is still living with his or her parents, you could be in for a rocky ride.
Before you begin a relationship with someone much younger or older than you, it’s important to make a careful assessment of your motivations.
And while sharing parallel life experiences with someone has its clear comforts, it’s not exactly jerk-off material.
I wonder: What do we gain and lose from dating someone of a different generation? For one, he wore silk onesie pajamas that he meticulously ironed to have a crease down the center of the pant leg.
A middle-aged man dating a much younger woman has long been thought of in American culture as a classic sign of midlife crisis.
In some circles, dating a younger woman is a status symbol.
If you have a history of dating people who are significantly younger than you, maybe you like feeling like your partner admires your experience, or perhaps you’re just not physically attracted to other people your age.