Dating an older (slightly) man can be very exciting in the beginning. You get to enjoy all the benefits of a boyfriend, without all the complexities that the usual 20-something male is suffering through.
You get to date a guy whose quarter-life-crisis is over, a guy who dated enough to know that he wants YOU and no one else.
And while it's great in the beginning, finding permanent balance with an older man can make things tricky after a while.
The 25-35 ratio doesn't cause too much friction, after all, you're both adults but not too set in your ways to not make a go of it.
But, only 5 years later, you may find yourself in a different situation.
One where you want to go back to grad school, and he wants children. He's 40 after all, how much longer can you make him wait?
Or perhaps, he was 35 and single, because he never wanted kids anyway, and now at 30, your biological clock is ticking away and your partner is nearing middle age and has no interest in starting a family.
The funny thing with a 10-year age gap however, is that just when things get complicated, you meet again, in a similar place. 45 and 55 finds you with similar wants and desires, early retirement, both slightly wrinkled and content to spend more time at home than out on the town, so you can relax again.
And stop growing up together, while simply growing old together instead.
Do you think there is ever an age-gap that is too big to tackle?