Can I date a guy 4 years younger than me?
I’m 25 and he’s 21…is that weird?
Take a look at some older married couples you know. What’s the first thing you notice about them? Probably whether they are happy, successful and interesting. I’m guessing that, unless he’s 55 and she’s 23, age isn’t the immediate aspect you see. As people grow older, there seems to be a phenomenon where the age gap between a couple becomes less and less relevant. Maturity levels even out, and you’ll find that most 35-year-olds behave like 30-year-olds (I’m saying this as a very broad statement).
Do you like this guy? Is he smart, funny and respectful? Does he act like a mature twenty-something? If yes, then good for you! Lots of women would love to date a man like that. Would you really feel comfortable ditching him just because of a nominal age difference? Why pass up on a good relationship if the only thing that bothers you is his birth date?
Now, clearly we have to draw lines somewhere, a la Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau, but you’re consenting adults. Don’t let him slip away if you really like him, and I guarantee that you soon won’t even notice the age difference.
What do you think about dating outside your age range, Lovelies?
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