After spending a few days trying to adjust to the fact that the handsome co-leader of my small group was seven years my junior, I had just realized that he was actually eight years younger!
A question I receive often is, "How did you make the decision to date and marry a younger guy?
A relationship with a big age gap however can work and there are many examples of couples who are not similar in age ending up very happy together.
Of course everybody is different, and every relationship is different, and what works for one person isn't necessarily what will work for another. On the one hand they talk because they suspect some kind of foul play (is he/she just in it for money? ) but at the same time there is usually an element of worry and there is a cause for concern here as things to become inevitably more difficult if you introduce an age gap into a relationship.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
"It feels like it wasn't that long ago." When Leah, a national of Singapore, first got to know Travis, who was 10 years her junior, she was attracted to him, but "I tried to tell myself it wouldn't work because of the age difference.
I fought those affections like crazy." But as an undeniable connection formed, Leah finally made a bold request: "I told the Lord, unless I hear Travis say, 'The Lord has laid it on my heart that you are to be my wife,' I will not move forward." The night before the two gave a group presentation together, they met to pray.
Challenges The first challenge ironically is probably the one caused by people 'worrying' and being concerned.
Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.
It can be a form of courtship that consists of social activities done by the couple.
If one of you has been around for much longer, then that person is likely to have more life experience in a variety of subjects.
They might have experienced what it's like to go through marriage, or to have children, or to have worked for a certain amount of time, or to have retired...