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.I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years.Actually, in this case, the girl would have shattered girl code if all of this is true!Here are my top 10 girl code rules – you’re welcome to add yours below: A sister, friend - hell, even close colleague, shall NEVER date your ex.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.I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am.
If your girlfriend is on a first date, you MUST be on standby in case she needs “an emergency call” and needs to leave the date immediately. When dropping off your girlfriend at home you wait to see her go inside and the gate close before you drive off.
We broke up, and my SO was on my side of the whole thing and completely supportive.
I was shocked to learn that she had feelings for me since second year college.“My wife dated my brother for a few months before we started dating.
“My wife was my best friend since grade school and for a brief period during our high school years I dated her younger sister.
We had a mutual break up after a few months and remained close afterwards.