Acceptable age gap in dating
October 23, 2006 9:13 PM Subscribe
What age gap is "acceptable" in dating?
posted by illek to human relations (52 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I am 33, was married for 9 years and have been single for a little over a year. I'm newly entering the dating world, which is so unfamiliar to me. I met a nice man and have had several brief, nice conversations with him. I assumed he was older than me, but I also have a horrible judge of age. Last week we had a more lengthy conversation and he asked me for my card. Long story short we went to dinner tonight for the first time and had lovely conversation and an enjoyable evening. During the conversation it became apparent that he is definitely in a higher financial bracket than me, which makes me a little uncomfortable, but I can deal with it. He is considerably older, 46. Is this too large of an age gap? I generally don't care too much about the social "norm", but this may be a different. He has a 5 year old son, which I think is great, I adore children but don't plan on physically having any myself. Is this gap too large? Can you tell me any personal experiences with wide age gaps in dating?