Dating someone young
I'm very proud of my accomplishments and I don't need a man to validate them, but I'm not saying getting complimented doesn't feel nice!
I'm not in a perfect place yet — my career is, well, a work in progress, all my furniture is still from Ikea, and there are things in my fridge I bought during the Bush administration.
How will he or she fit in with your social life as it exists today?
In addition, think about everyone with whom your prospective partner socializes. The most harmonious relationships involve a fairly seamless overlap of social circles.
Assess Your Respective Sexualities Though I find that most people overemphasize the importance of sex and sexual attraction, intimacy is a factor worth considering.
You’re not going to a get a true picture about someone’s lifestyle in a month; give yourself a few months of dating to make sure that you’ve seen him or her in as many real-life situations as possible.
Now, insert a significantly older partner in that picture.(It will never be exactly the same for two different people.) Assess Your Proclivity for Indulgences While many behaviors in the extreme form represent a problem or even an addiction, some of those same behaviors can be harmless if not taken to the extreme.Consider a list of activities that fall on the hedonistic end of the behavioral spectrum: drinking alcohol, gambling, shopping, traveling, and spending, for example.I often found myself saying "when I was your age,"and I hated it. At times, I felt like I was more of a teacher then a girlfriend.
I wasn't learning anything from him because I had already found the answers to my questions.
But then I met Ben (name has been changed to protect the overly sensitive).