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I know he's not old enough to really be my father, but he's up there.It's really a case of two kindred spirits being separated by a lot of numerical years. - Old Soul, 27 Dear Old Soul, Just the fact that you are presenting this question makes me wonder if you already know the answer.It's because of this urban legend that has gone around forever.Based upon this rule, the only time that a man can date a woman his own age is when he's 14 years old (because half of 14 is seven, and seven plus seven is 14).Dear Christine, I started dating a man and we have an amazing connection. I had NEVER considered or imagined I would be drawn to someone so much older. Do I turn away what seems to be my perfect match because of the age gap?
You might learn something instead of always being the guy who has to teach.If you were 40 and he was 55, I would not be as concerned about the age difference as both of you would have had ample time to experience life and mold your identity.By dating someone so much older, you are missing out on being with someone who is in the same phase of life that you are; someone with whom you can share the joys and pitfalls of discovery.Okay, but consider this: are you drawn to him because he is so settled in his life while you are still putting the pieces of yours together? In my twenties, I dated a man who was eleven years my senior and it was great until I realized I was living vicariously through him.I wanted to be where he was in his life - accomplished, more confident, and all the other things that come with additional years on the planet.