May 10, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
I'm seeing a guy named Jeff who's in his mid 50's, while I'm 19, turning 20 in October. He has a stable career, house, etc. while I'm in college. I'm not some individual who didn't have a father figure, etc. Compared to other people my age, even since freshman year in high school, I have been more mature which is why I feel more attracted to older men. I just find most people in my age group to be immature for my taste. I was never the one who goes to parties every weekend, getting drunk, hook ups, etc. One of the reasons why age is not an issue with me is because my parents are significantly older than most, my dad is 79 and my mom is 60. What are your guys opinions about cross generation relationships? Have any of you ever encountered a cross generation relationship? My friend Lena thinks it's just a summer fling or whatever because of the age gap and that we won't last very long, but then again she always had met pretty crappy guys, ex. supposed recovering drug addict. Do you guys have any tips to transcend the age difference in a cross generation relationship? We genuinely like each other outside of sex and are starting to know each other more, but I feel like all I hear are negative remarks on how it will never work because of the difference in age. To me, that's like saying an Asian guy can't really have a relationship with an American guy because one culture is collectivist, the other individualistic, and that the difference in culture will make the relationship short. Sorry for the long rant! I appreciate your insight.