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It's been a while since you've posted so I hope all things have faired well. He's lying about the phone pretty common. And he's already made it clear -- he doesn't want a "SERIOUS relationship" -- which means he just wants sex, not a girlfriend he's actually pretty much spelling it all out for you, if you think about it. If he's 41, ask him if he has a son you could date.
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It definitely sounds like he is hiding some things in his life, here. The age thing could work out, but there's too much "mystery" in this relationship to continue it. I would just forget him, and move on! I'm a guy in my 40s and I wouldn't date someone as young as you for a number of reasons. First, I couldn't imagine what we would have in common, and by in common I don't mean favorite music or TV shows. Rather, people of the same generation naturally have broader things in common, such as similar things, events, etc that they grew up. Second is the power difference.
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Becoming older means more access to resources, knowledge and experience, which would make the idea of an equal partnership with someone 20 something years younger more than a little lopsided. While I'm a pretty active person for a guy in my 40s, I've no interest in partying and staying up all night like I did when I was 22, and even if I did, I would pay for it dearly the next day. Not saying there is any wrong with partying, but any middle aged person who is reasonably good health has probably left that behind them, as in back in their 20s where it belongs.
Fourth, and please don't take this as an insult, I would be embarrassed to be in a relationship with someone so young. Like, how is it going to go meeting her father who is the same age or just a few years older than me? Likewise, how would I feel introducing a 22 year old as my girlfriend to my niece who is 16? All of that said, with concern to how young I will date, I've decided that 35 is the cut off age for me.
That's getting to daddy issues territory.
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With that big of a difference I would have to say its prob. And ego trip for him. About the phone thing. I'm curious why you would want to date someone that old.
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You can honestly do whatever you want but just remember 1 thing, how am I looked at by society? Oh that sounds very very shady! The phone issues seem like he doesn't want you to call because he doesn't want his wife or someone to answer the phone, see who's calling, or both. As the others have said, I'd play it really safe and slow, differently be careful, and see what happens. The age difference is not a big deal really. Age is a number, that's all. Some family friends were 20 years apart in age, and I have a cousin married to a man who's older than my father and her parents. He told me that he is single and just got out of a 10 year relationship and wants to take things slow.
Saying he's single and being single are completely different. I'm sure married men who cheat claim to be single. He wants to be friends and is hiding the fact that he has a house phone and more than likely a cell phone. So, are they both not working? If we graduated without a future husband in tow, the men in our class would forgo us for younger, dumber women.
She advised we start the search as early into college as possible. Um, I thought, petting my two-years-younger boyfriend. I almost forgot about the Princeton Mom until last month, when international headlines went nuts over the new French president elect and his wife. Brigitte Trogneux met Emmanuel Macron when he was 15 and she was his year-old drama teacher, already married with three kids.
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It appears this age gap is largely driven by dudes. The older men get, the younger the women they message relative to their own age. Women, on the other hand, message and respond most often to men about their own age.
Once they reach 35, women actually respond more often to younger guys. But because men are usually the conversation starters, the older-man-younger-woman paradigm prevails. Alright, so maybe OkCupid en masse follows dating age conventions, but what about those women who want to flip the norm on its head?
How difficult is it for them to date a younger man? If I follow what feels right, am I setting myself up for future failure? Do you think this is a terrible idea? Just the fact that you are presenting this question makes me wonder if you already know the answer. Usually, we don't question the things we know in our gut to in our best interests. You are concerned that a 15 year age difference may be a "terrible idea" or "setting yourself up for future failure. In my opinion, there is a lot more than just 15 years that separates you from your year-old boyfriend.
He's had a heck of a lot more life experience than you have. You are in your late twenties, a time in life when you are just beginning to become sure of who you are and what you want. You are creating your life while he is already in the prime of his. If you were 40 and he was 55, I would not be as concerned about the age difference as both of you would have had ample time to experience life and mold your identity. By dating someone so much older, you are missing out on being with someone who is in the same phase of life that you are; someone with whom you can share the joys and pitfalls of discovery.
Plus, this is a new relationship and you need to take into account that some of the sparks you feel come from the novelty of it. You mentioned that you are not trying to live out some father figure fantasy. Okay, but consider this: I speak from experience. In my twenties, I dated a man who was eleven years my senior and it was great until I realized I was living vicariously through him.
I wanted to be where he was in his life - accomplished, more confident, and all the other things that come with additional years on the planet.