With my new boyfriend, I don’t even carry a wallet around with me.”He’s only 11 years older than me, but still!Slowly our friendship evolved into more, and we’ve been dating for two years.his dry sense of humor kills you, and dang those eyes!And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school.
I thought they’d match my maturity level, would “have their shit together” and would, in general, be better partners for me, the self-professed “old soul”.He teaches me something new every day and I really respect him. I do have baggage, but I still want those things and I shouldn’t feel bad about that, nor should I settle and not get the things I want. I graduated college the year he graduated high school. It feels kind of dumb to be writing a post about this as if it’s some kind of revolutionary discovery.He has this wild amount of energy, which I capitalize on, and which makes me less of an old-ass hermit cat lady. Women have been dating younger men since the dawn of time, I’m sure. I noticed that I stopped referring to him by his nickname and pointing out our age difference, and with those walls down, I was able to admit that this had become an honest-to-goodness relationship. And I've added a couple of my own tips for good measure, since I am the younger woman and all. DON' T point out how "cute" his first grey chest hair is (OOPS). But I've been watching and compiled a list of DOs and DON' Ts from Jess's experience dating the sophisticated Dermot Mulroney as Fancypants, who's a whopping twelve years older.Or, you know, some version of whining about your age. With age (often) comes maturity and chivalry—take advantage!