Dating someone 3 years younger
I think that growing and becoming a better person is good in any relationship, but I worry that my boyfriend is molding himself into my ideal guy.
Just over the last few months, he’s stopped going out and doing a lot of dumb things with his friends.
I want everyone I meet to understand he is my man, not raise their eyebrows when I say that this young looking 25-year-old man is my boyfriend.The “creepiness rule” states that the youngest you should date is “half your age plus seven.” The less commonly used corollary is that the oldest you should date is “subtract seven from your age and double it.”According to this rule, society should accept a 50 year old man dating a 32 year old woman. Reactions ranged from “sure” to “that’s weird” to “why are you asking me this? When I flipped the genders — a 50 year old woman dating a 32 year old man — people’s responses often flipped as well.This made me wonder, does the creepiness rule actually reflect what is socially acceptable when it comes to age differences in dating?While I’m trying to work my way into junior management, he’s just starting in the corporate world.So much of who I am and the maturity I have comes from my life experiences I worry that as time goes on, I’ll continue to feel like he’s one step behind me.