“Being his age, talk of marriage and kids does come up on his end,” says Spencer.
If your beau has already graduated, he may not understand why the latest campus drama is so important.At the same time, all his talk about that big presentation for work may go right over your head.But while you may love trotting around with your youthful boy toy, not everyone may embrace this trendy reputation.Luckily, Rachel’s parents were supportive of her and her younger beau.There’s nothing wrong with dating someone older or younger (as long as you’re both the age of consent), but this situation has its own set of consequences to consider.
We talked to collegiettes across the nation and relationship experts to see how an age difference impacts different aspects of a relationship.
“His maturity was next to none.” We’re not accusing your younger boy toy of being incapable of having a serious conversation; however, it’s important to recognize that the two of you are at different places in your lives.
How can he understand your grad school applications freak-out if he hasn’t even declared a major yet?
He adds that if a guy is completely smitten with you, there’s a good chance you’ll be wearing the pants in this relationship. “Things do tend to be more serious when we’re together than when I’m with my girlfriends,” says Spencer*, a 21 year-old who is casually dating a guy almost twenty years older than her.
“Much less talk about the Kardashians and much more talk about work, politics, and research.” Even if your man is all caught up with the Kardashians, you may still experience some difficulty connecting with him.
“My friends thought I should stick to guys closer to my age who were either close to graduating [college] or already graduated,” Rachel says.