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Does age matter in dating

Both experts agree than more than 10 years’ difference in a relationship can come with foreseeable issues, but that doesn’t mean it’s a definite nonstarter.

Maybe you met an older lover when you were still immature. Maybe this person isn't meant for you during your years of evolution, but you'll come back to each other when you each hold the same mindset.Couples with a big age difference need to think things through or risk finding themselves at conflicting stages in their relationship, adds relationship specialist Rachel Sussman.“You can see varied cultural references, disapproval from family and friends, and perhaps community disapproval, as well,” she says.“It might be hard to relate to each other’s peer groups, too.”Since dating my British Israeli lawyer, I’ve often capped my ideal man at about five to seven years older than me—especially on dating apps, where you can filter out those in a specific age group.If you both want the same thing from the relationship, then you have settled half the battle.Just like couples who are the same age, if you aren't on the same page, things will be just as difficult.I don't see why that number should stop the blossoming between two lovebirds.

Of course, he has seen more days on this Earth, but that doesn't mean he understands where he stands in life more than you do.

I felt an immediate spark, and after we exchanged numbers, we planned our first date without ever bringing up our ages.

A week later, somewhere between one and four glasses of wine, he told me I looked “quite young” and asked how old I was.“I’m 25,” I said, trying to seem proud of the number even though I’d just celebrated this birthday with a bit of dread about growing up.

I continued to find myself smitten, gushing to my mom about him, telling her that 13 years wasn’t that big of an age difference because we got along so well and it just didn’t matter.

We continued to date until, eventually, our lifestyles proved drastically different.

Or, maybe this person was in your life at the wrong time to teach you something.