My friend is dating an older guy
Final question—why do you say you felt “disgusted” with yourself about this relationship?Is that an indication you aren’t genuinely comfortable with something that’s going on?I instantly fell for him, and he’s fallen for me too. He doesn’t think it’s a big deal, and, like him, I also sort of believe that age is just a number.But there are certain things that still linger in my mind, such as whether or not our families would accept each other. My best friend already told me, “If you date that older guy I’ll never speak to you.” She was probably just being dramatic (as usual), but it still bothered me and made me feel unsure and a little disgusted with myself.Except it was her boyfriend checking on how she had settled in. Another friend won’t see a guy unless there’s a gap of at least two years. Though I’m in total agreement with the saying that age doesn’t matter in a relationship, my friend wouldn’t even consider a date if he’s more than three years older. And in case you were wondering I am the biggest (I mean BIGGEST) hopeless romantic.Now, I’ve met a man who could see who I was deep down, without me even saying a word.
I keep that side of myself hidden from most people—along with many other aspects of my personality—and it can be difficult for me to date because nobody really sees me inside, just my appearance.
OK, final, final question—why don’t you let more people “in” to see the real and truly beautiful you?
I think working through these issues about self-love and respect are as important to explore at your age as who you date.
” So I could use an opinion, some advice or any wisdom.
Anything you feel might help me make this decision would be SO appreciated. That said, we met when I was in my late twenties, and a lot of growing up happens between 19 and 29.