Dating someone ten years older
How does a ten year age gap affect our relationship?
I think the answer depends on the stages of our relationship.
It helps that I am “), but I’ve learned a few lessons that transcend my relationship and apply to anyone dating someone outside of the realm of “someone they could have known in high school” (that is plus or minus three years).
Common differences you’re likely to encounter when your Partner is five or more years older than you: While I’m debating whether or not I should pack lunch for work to save money instead of buying a sandwich at the grocery store deli, my boyfriend is eating out at “real” sit down restaurants each day.
Occasionally Jordan will talk about buying a house, in Seattle the housing market is quite high, and though I know it is realistic for early twenty somethings in other parts of the country to invest in property, in the Seattle metro area it is quite likely you’ll be renting through your mid twenties if you want to live in the city.
Jordan and I can both daydream about purchasing a house or condo, however, his ambitions are rooted in reality while mine seem like an idea for the distant future.
When one of my friend’s gets engaged I’m freaking out (because NONE of my friends has been engaged yet) while half of his friends are married.
I get insecure if his ex girlfriend likes a bunch of his photos on instagram, but he doesn’t understand because some of his friends are dealing with divorces and child support.
It wasn’t because I wasn’t attracted to him (I was!
), but rather that I couldn’t imagine our lives would mesh well together.