“Age is nothing but a number” is a popular saying with regards to age gaps in relationships, but it turns out that age does in fact matter.
Experts say that the major difference with dating someone who is 10 years younger or older than you can present significant lifestyle differences, which ultimately affect individual expectations for the relationship and the type of life one wants to lead.
As with all relationships, honest communication about expectations is necessary, and if you are going to date someone significantly older or younger, you must be prepared to handle any generational differences that will arise, and you must be honest with yourself on why you’re pursuing the relationship.
For more insight on the topic, see this article from Good Therapy.
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