A lot of people do bond with such a gap and even more but they seldom work out over the long run. I have married twice with my wives being 20 and 21 years younger than I am.
The problem is generally the younger wants to be more active, to be doing things their young friends are doing and the older wants to slow down, stay at home, meet with their older friends. The first one lasted approximately 12 years and we grew apart due to our age difference.
It was easy to forget about the 25 years that separating us while I was busy daydreaming about Tom's deep voice, hearing about his crazy, drug-fueled life in the 1970s and seeing the authority and respect he commanded wherever he went.
The last thing I expected from my senior year high school internship was to fall for an older, married man. I wasn't interested in finding romance and I certainly wasn't after a husband. But the significant age difference didn't impede the attraction either of us felt.
If that is the case, then there is no need to trick them into liking you.
So don’t worry about pretending to like Taylor Swift or John F. There are some people who think dating people with a large age difference is wrong. Let them date someone who was in the same grade they were in. It doesn’t matter how strange, different or outrageous your preference is, I promise you there is someone out there who likes the same things.
As far as relationships go, it can get complicated.
It’s often “different strokes for different folks,” as the old saying goes.
I also figured it best to forgo telling her I loved her husband.
It's not exactly what a wife wants to hear from another woman or, in my case, a teenager.
The lyrics to an old TV sitcom—“Diff’rent Strokes” —often reminded me as I was growing up: “What might be right for you may not be right for some.”Many single men (LDS men included) supposedly go by this rule of thumb: “You can date someone who is half your age, plus seven.” As we get older, this allows for more flexibility in age gaps.