Realizing your new boyfriend is just a few years younger than your father is a harsh reality.

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You might love his deep pockets, but with his great power comes your vulnerability.

There is potential that you could never be financially equal to him, accepting this is key.

You may need to start skipping the traditional Thursday through Sunday bar scene with the girls to appease his lifestyle.

While this may seem like a much-needed break, there is potential for you to end up at a home-dinner party socializing with a group that may tell you about their son or daughter that is “just about your age.” Awkward. Dating someone 20 to 30 years older than you means you’re probably going to see time take its toll in many ways.

When the allure of dating someone new wears off, it’s important to accept your partner for the person that you met – even if they are 20 years your senior.

An older man usually has an established work, social and home life. Older men are often looking for something consistent. You won’t catch yourself with lingering thoughts of other lovers or competition.

As a younger, or transitioning individual, this stability may be exactly what you need. You can be sure that he won’t play games like millennials, since he’s past his prime player years. Mature men have refined tastes, and that isn’t limited to his pallet. Advice and wisdom will be readily available from someone who isn’t your parent, but is equally wise.

He can show you things you never knew possible, and you can teach him that new trick you learned in Cosmo. You won’t be dealing with the same texting, mixed signal bullshit that you’ve experienced in the past.

during our dating season, I realized it was coming and started giggling over it, even then.

It’s definitely fair to say that my dear man was warned, so I don’t feel even the tiniest bit bad about it.

This year, my husband, who will move up into his 40’s, will officially be married to a girl still in her 20’s. Actually, we’re just over ten years apart but it so happens that there are three little months between his 40th birthday and my 30th.