Dating a person 10 years older
When we met, we had lost ourselves, and we were simply trying to find who we were again. For us, it's worked out perfectly for the last five months, and I'm grateful for the experience.
Please be safe with whoever you choose to sleep with or date, regardless of their age.
Yeah, we might also have emotional baggage, but the more time we've had to date around, the more we know what we like and (hopefully) how to avoid making the same mistakes we made previously.
I honestly didn't know what was happening, but I knew I liked him, and I didn't particularly care if we were dating seriously or not. I think it's no secret that twenty year old guys in college are anything but mature or charismatic.
I didn't want frat parties and cheeseburgers, I wanted deep conversations and a real connection with someone.
There's no jealousy or animosity, just safety and vulnerability and...peace. I know how stupid and naive this all sounds and how lucky I was that this guy didn't turn out to be a creep. So they're right: you need to make sure you meet all strangers and blind dates in public places. Talk about it openly, and run if you ever get uncomfortable.
Fortunately for me, this man's age was just another characteristic about him like his hair or smile or eyes.