Dating someone older than me
She is a year above me in school, which is the only really noticeable difference. Dating someone who's older than you is not a bad thing at all, yet there can be some negative aspects which accompany it - all things which, of course, are minor and can be looked past.
But it can also lead to some awkward situations between you and your significant other.
Any decently nice guy accumulates ex-girlfriend friends.
You can't teach an old dog not to eat a bag of potato chips right before bed, as they say.12. This isn't our first time at the vagina rodeo, if you know what I mean.
But do not fret - not experiencing those things does NOT make you lesser.
You both have many different experiences that the other does not.
This is pretty much bulls*** relevant to all of the sexism that exists in our culture around hetero relationships, such as that the guy should be "bigger, stronger, less emotional, the protector of the much weaker woman." It's just usually assumed by people at first glance, so when they find out that's not the case, there can be some (completely unnecessary) awkwardness.
It's not like a guy who's five years older than you is going to be taking you out for the Denny's early bird special ever day before promptly going to bed, but odds are those 5 a.m. We can still drink people under the table, we just don't want to do it at some crappy, crowded dive bar. We don't want to be shoving our way through a bunch of sweaty people to get them. You're going to hear stories about "the old days" and wonder why we aren't as fun anymore. All right, so no one knows what they want, but we've got a job, if not a career, and some money saved up, because we already did that thing where you spend all your money and then have no money.7.
Maybe just one shot of whiskey instead of seven of vodka. We know what we want out of life, and we're probably not going to change it.
You always feel like you have to prove to them that you can run with their son/daughter and not fall behind. Many times, especially while in different stages of schooling, you will have not been around for things that your significant other was around for.
It can be very easy to feel like you've missed out on a lot of things because of your younger age, and that can make you feel lesser than them.