Dating a man 20 years older than me
Woman A: I was working in retail at the time, and he was a customer. He looks younger than he is and is in very good shape.
Woman C: I knew he was older, I just didn't think that he was that much older.
We've had talks about what is nonnegotiable and about certain things he may be open to in the future. I think he was much more secure and caring of the awkwardness of sex than a 26-year-old.
But again, I think it's more because of who he is, rather than the more experience.
I think that because I was 18, he had expectations that I would be wild and crazy and open to anything.
There were things that he expected with his party lifestyle that I felt very uncomfortable with, but would ignore my instinct and go along with to make him happy.
As a 30-year-old woman, I understand their hesitations now.
I think that there is definitely some truth to the "age is just a number" mentality, but having the experience I did, I don't buy it completely.But it's not an exact science — there are plenty of immature older men that would put teenagers to shame.Woman D: I'm now married to a man who is five years older than me so I suppose patterns would say I'm attracted to men older than me. I think it felt good for him that an 18-year-old was choosing to spend time with him. Because he had a reluctance to grow up, he wanted to stay young in as many ways as possible.