By Amy Rose Spiegel One of the most frequent Just Wondering questions we get here at Rookie is some variation on the following: “I’m a teenager and I’m thinking about dating/am intensely attracted to a person who’s significantly older than me. ” Well, as someone who not only has always been interested in older dudes, but has also dated quite a few of them, I have some things to say about your situation, question-askers.
When I was 15, I was dating a 28-year-old (cue gasping).
Reason #7: When you tell him something interesting his response will be Reason #8: He won’t text when he’s running late because he will have lost his reading glasses Reason #9: He will continue to wear gym clothes that he bought in the 80s. If you marry him you run the risk of his teenage son knocking a girl up and turning you into a Grandmother.
If that isn’t enough, stay tuned for further posts about this weirdo.
Reason #3: You will have to listen to music like Atomic Dog Reason #4: Reason #6: You will never go out again because there are too many loud young people everywhere and why would you– there is a couch and TV reruns at home.When it comes to failing with the opposite sex, I am a giant and I would like to invite you to stand on my shoulders. The next 6 months were like the buildup of a mid-90s slasher where every brutal act hits closer and closer to home until you realize it’s all because of that one shitty thing you once did.After dating a guy two years younger than me, I decided to date an older man… This ended with me getting a restraining order against him.(Um, probably don’t do this, you guys.) It wasn’t like I was stupid. But I didn’t have enough experience or wisdom (as opposed to intelligence) to completely understand what I was getting into.I thought I was totally prepared to deal with the daily realities of having a boyfriend who was older than me by a decade-plus, which turned out to be less than correct.Though this list may sound like it’s targeted toward young ladies seriously contemplating shacking up with a significantly older man (because it partially is), it’s also for those men who believe proposing to someone in her 20s as they approach 50 is a grand idea.