Not long after we took a road trip to California together, said “I love you” for the first time on Valentine’s day and the rest…it’s not so distant history.
Looking back there are a lot of reasons Jordan and I shouldn’t have met.
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Anyone who’s been in a serious long-term relationship knows the journey isn’t without certain challenges, and when you’re dating an older man—we’re talking a decade or more—things can get even trickier.
It's really a case of two kindred spirits being separated by a lot of numerical years. - Old Soul, 27 Dear Old Soul, Just the fact that you are presenting this question makes me wonder if you already know the answer.
If I follow what feels right, am I setting myself up for future failure? Usually, we don't question the things we know in our gut to in our best interests.
Initially when we met I completely ruled out the idea of dating him.
Just a week after my 23rd birthday we were invited skiing with our two friends who had just started dating, my friend broke her wrist, and Jordan and I spent a great deal of the day talking to one another.
That means there’s a strategic advantage for women to snag an older gent—he’s had more time to accumulate resources and stability than his younger counterparts, which could make him a more viable partner and father.
Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.
He He's not going to run at the first chance he gets. Instead, he sits right down and talks it through with me. He supports me wherever I am in my life, and talks me through whatever challenge I am enduring, making sure I have what I need.
If I want to or have to have a "talk" with my partner, he doesn't dodge or flinch at the prospect of a serious conversation. If I need time to myself, he doesn't have a panic attack or yell at me for not spending all of my time with him.