Dating a girl much younger than you

Here are 10 things you’ll only understand if you’re dating a younger guy: You realize that most people think that age equals maturity. Just because I’m a girl I can’t date someone younger than me? When they find out my boyfriend is younger, one of the first things people ask me is if he’s immature. I obviously don’t think he’s immature if I’m dating him. People I barely know are always asking me, “But aren’t you worried about you guys not being on the same page? You’ll get used to those moments of realizing your childhoods were just a little different. Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.

Still, it's worth noting that at every age level, "men aren't even close to reaching the upper bound of the zone of non-creepiness," as Olson points out.

There’s no denying that they’re, for the most part, in better shape, with better skin, and less baggage from broken relationships.

Time creates wisdom – but it also creates responsibilities and complications – mortgage, kids, career, etc.

The news: We've all heard of the half-plus-seven rule: Divide your age by half and add seven years to get the minimum acceptable age for your romantic partner.

Going by the popular formula, 30-year-olds should not be with anyone younger than 22, 40-year-olds should go for people who are at least 27, and so on. Well, now we have at least one important source for this data: Ok Cupid founder Christian Rudder, who recently published his book Dataclysm based on the dating website's big-data experiments.

I’m dating a guy who is three years younger than me.

This is something that, for whatever reason, almost always illicits weird reactions from people.

Regardless of the answers, most of us like to believe that love can conquer any differences. An age gap can come with some challenges, just like all relationships come with their own challenges.

There's never going to be a magic number of years between you two that determines whether or not it'll work out.

“He’ll come up with creative date ideas that bring back romance and youth, and make you feel empowered and appreciated.”When you enter into a new relationship, it’s no secret you’re bringing former boyfriends along with you. “Men can have preconceived notions about women and relationships based on past experiences,” says Samantha Daniels, a professional matchmaker and president of Samantha's Table Matchmaking.

Okay, Evan, I agree mostly with your opinion on younger men/older women. I mean, I can see why an older man would want to date a younger woman – physically that is, but why would a 28-year-old woman want to date a man 45 or more? I can totally understand why older men go for younger women.

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