It seems like maybe we can share life more easily, rather than me feeling like I’m tagging along in someone else’s plans.
Films that came out what seems like a year or two ago are "classics". Her parents are only five and eight years older than me, which I was a bit worried about when first meeting them. I thought they’d match my maturity level, would “have their shit together” and would, in general, be better partners for me, the self-professed “old soul”.Usually the guys were 4 or 5 years older, sometimes they were 8 or 10 years older (and I went on one date with a guy who was like, 18 years older), but they were ALWAYS older. I recently started dating a younger man – he’s four years younger than me – and honestly? Here’s why: Editor’s note: I’ve opened this post a jillion times to try to write it without sounding like “in defense of this one particular younger man I’m dating”.Probably seems obvious to you that age isn’t everything to do with intelligence, but it was something I hadn’t considered. ) He doesn’t seem to have baggage that scares him away from wanting future-things, like to get married and have a family.He teaches me something new every day and I really respect him. I do have baggage, but I still want those things and I shouldn’t feel bad about that, nor should I settle and not get the things I want. I graduated college the year he graduated high school. It feels kind of dumb to be writing a post about this as if it’s some kind of revolutionary discovery.