“The bigger the age gap, the more you need to consider what natural aging brings. You may be at the height of your career, while your partner is nearing retirement,” says Meyers. Or maybe you’re both retired but one of you is still in peak physical shape while the other is winding down and just can’t do all the things you used to. The best thing you can do is plan for this and talk about it.Relationships Relationships Relationships Relationships Relationships
3. Navigating friends, family and social circles can be challenging.
“Friends and family may not take your relationship seriously, or even express that the relationship is just a passing folly,” says professional matchmaker, Barbie Adler.
The best thing you can do is to prepare those closest to you for the introduction. Rather than catch them off guard with your more senior sweetie, show them pictures, talk to those you’re close to about who he/she is, how you met, etc. This will help soften the potential awkwardness at that first introduction, and let them know how much you care about this person and how serious you are about the relationship.Relationships Relationships Relationships Relationships Relationships
4. Heads will turn.
If the age gap in your relationship is large, people will notice. Heading out together in public will likely cause heads to turn. Or people may make comments about how the younger person is only with the older for financial gain. Unfortunately, the only way to deal with matters like this is to just not care. As long as you’re both happy and satisfied, who cares what people say.