Pros and cons of dating a man 10 years older
I knew that he was my future even if I wasn’t ready to tie the knot.
I envisaged a long engagement, and lots of fun times travelling, perhaps marrying at 30. We were in India on holiday celebrating my fiance’s 34th birthday. I was a bit nervous telling my fiancé, but to my surprise he was over the moon, absolutely thrilled that he was going to be a father.
In a 2010 CNN article, writer Contessa Schexnayder insists that you should not take on the role of a child in the relationship when dating older men -- and conversely, older men should not treat you like a child.
While every relationship has its own unique characteristics, it's helpful to be aware of potential issues when dating an older man so that you can make an informed decision about your future romantic relationship.
Professor of psychology and director of the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara University, Thomas G. D., says that compatibility is necessary for the day-to-day functions associated with long-term partnerships.
Suddenly, I found myself attending the weddings of his friends and christenings of their children. A lot of my friends were backpacking around the world, going to festivals and by contrast I was having mini breaks in boutique hotels.
It did feel like I was living a life that was older than my years and older than I would have chosen in some ways.
Two Of Us, a subsidiary of The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, an information resource for healthy marriages, says that having a long-term relationship with a significantly older partner presents the possibility that you may outlive him.