Im dating someone 10 years older than me
Kourtney Kardashian allegedly hooked up with Justin Bieber not long ago, while Carole Radziwill, the 50-something star of "When I was 41, I dated someone who was 33. He still enjoyed going to concerts, bars, and doing fun activities that weren't just dinner and a movie. Honestly, he made me feel younger, and when we first started dating he thought I was his age.When he found out I was almost 10 years older them him, he was shocked, but said I seemed younger than my age.How they lived and the things they were into totally brought me back to the days of being a college student — and not necessarily in a good way. Age might only be a number, but life phases are a very real thing. Because of this, we had different income levels and expectations for social activities.Although we managed to meet in the middle most of the time, our age gap showed when it came to differences in lifestyle. Despite our obvious differences (which became increasingly clear as the weeks went on), one of the main reasons I’ll never regret dating my younger guy was because he treated me like a queen.For example, I’d co-habitated with my ex for 5 years.
When she's not writing her heart out, she loves wandering her city with a large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his 30-something male counterparts. It was such a relief to date someone who wasn’t jaded.After dating a divorced dad of three and an angry finance guy with a drinking problem, spending time with someone who didn’t have a lot of emotional baggage or a negative view of the world was such a welcome relief. With almost a decade on my side, I definitely had way more dating experience.He always made me feel respected and wanted, and never let me feel “old.” Our breakup was mature.Maybe this is more a testament to who he is as a person than age, but this was one of the easiest, most mature breakups I’ve ever been through. Although I now can see how mismatched we were, the experience has taught me not to judge a book by it’s freshly minted cover.