Dating a guy eight years older


DO treat the relationship the same as you would with a guy your own age. There's already enough pressure when it comes to dating, why add more stress and think about the age thing if you really like this dude? (And don't get caught up in defending yourself and saying you're different -- once you're 22 yourself, you will majorly question the judgment of a 22-year-old who goes out with someone who's your age now.) But my most immediate concern is that you will be getting into situations (drinking, sex) that might be appropriate for a 22-year-old but that are not at all appropriate for someone who is 15. Listen, I realize that what I'm asking of you isn't easy.



Sometimes you just have to accept that you might be messing with a party pooper, and from there you will have to determine if his lack of spontaneity is enough to make you leave because you feel you’re being held back.Cece even tells Jess as she's first considering dating Russell (the one and only Fancypants) that "he intimidates you because you wouldn't have to take care of him, he'd take care of you."DON' T make your man feel older than he actually is (or date yourself).Russell confesses he hasn't dated since 1989 and Jess replies, "That was the year I learned to use the toaster by myself." Not so hot.You're probably thinking that you know tons of happily married couples with an even bigger age gap between them.

But let me tell you the difference: When two adults are in a relationship, age is much less of an issue because they're on equal footing--both have weathered adolescence, which is when many of the most important life lessons are learned. Because the period between childhood and adolescence is another key time of emotional growth.) So basically, the people who love you are wondering what a 22-year-old could have in common with a 15-year-old, besides One Thing.

) starts talking to a girl in college who, he realizes, "doesn't know what is." For your date with an older gent: as cool as it is, not everyone needs to know that you were part of an NSYNC fan club (cough cough).