Age difference and dating
Ricardo brings up an interesting point that the older person in a relationship with an age gap may feel that their intellect is superior because of his or her age.Ricardo says, “If your SO (man or woman) is older and condescendingly acts like they know more because of their age, not because of true wisdom, there may be some hidden jealousy about how you are not aging and they clearly are.” Communication, as in any relationship, is key with couples who have an age gap.Lieberman thinks the stigma that surrounds the older woman and younger man romantic relationships may be a feminist issue.“It feels threatening to older men to see that women today, who are more self-sufficient, can choose to be with younger men.If two people are really meant to be together, however, they may have to think outside of the box when it comes to activities and hobbies they can share together.Something must have brought them together in the first place, so they just need to find the thing that keeps them together.
Planning for a future with a partner who is significantly older or younger than you may also present an issue.Every couple has a characteristic that makes them susceptible to judgment.People can be cruel, and if couples are interracial, same-sex or have an age difference, they are more likely to feel the wrath of society's judgments. D., Beverly Hills psychiatrist and author says, "Over the years, it has been more common to see younger women with older men, so society has become more accepting of this than of older women with younger men.” Dr.If the SO’s age difference is completely obvious then the couple must introduce their SO as their SO, not make strangers guess who their companion may be, or the couple must expect to hear the innocent, ‘Is this your daughter/son/mother/father?
’” If the couple is hesitant to be honest about their relationship upon meeting family members or friends, they could end up making the situation more awkward than it has to be.Lieberman agrees that you can't argue with people in love (no matter the situation), and even if you are heading for disaster, "no one can ever be convinced of this because at the beginning they are smitten." Just make sure that when it comes time to introduce the family to your new, older or younger SO, don't get defensive. While it may take time for them to see that this relationship makes you happy, they will come around.