Dating girl 13 years younger
” The fact is, he could be with someone his own age, and she may not be able to have children.
No one can predict what lies ahead, and no one knows if they will be with someone forever, however long “forever” may be.2.
Also note that this was not because I had some notion that we would end up together long-term, but rather because I was embarrassed to be seen in public with him because of our age difference. At the time, I thought that people would judge us and stare, or even worse, someone might mistake him for my son.
In reality, strangers hardly know there is much of an age difference between us, and they're almost certainly unaware that the difference is about 12.5 years — an age gap that is taboo in our culture.
on a date, because I actually broke every dating rule out there, and invited him over to my house to watch a football game and share dinner.
What is the equivalent of "cougar" for a man who has a younger partner?
Before I realized the depth of others' judgments about our “taboo” relationship, I first had to get over my own insecurities about being with someone over a decade younger.
I went through all of the issues in my head thinking, Sometimes, I'd actually pick fights out of insecurity, just so I could utter the lines, “Maybe you'd be happier with someone who for certain has all of her eggs,” or, “Perhaps, you want someone who isn’t on a timeline of starting a family.” I am not a “cougar," the horrible label given to women who date younger men.
People in our lives also expressed the fear that if we were to stay together, we may never have a “normal” life.
And, although we've been together for more than a year and a half, live together, and are planning a future with one another, individuals still find it difficult to understand why we have chosen each other.