Dating an older guy in college

The older person who has experienced more in life may be more emotionally mature, which could be part of why you're attracted to him.If your maturity level does not match his, you may have a hard time relating to each other.I thanked him for his interest, but let him know that that wouldn't be happening. He asked me to reconsider and retain “an open mind.” I felt frustration and anger boil up inside me as I looked at this man three decades my senior, who had manipulated me into a meeting under false pretences and then dismissed my refusal of his advances as close-minded. Instead, I ignored his emails until he finally gave up.Being hit on by men who are considerably older was not new to me.Eventually, we arranged to meet at a cafe near my apartment.At the meeting, we spent over an hour discussing his writing.But this was the first time it occurred in person and with such aggression.Two years earlier, my relationship of nearly a decade ended.

But just as I was about to leave, Bob admitted that he was not that interested in me as a writing coach, but as a romantic prospect. Yet when I rejected him, he looked stung and startled, as though he was completely unaware of our significant age difference.

You might not consider age an issue, but other people might have a problem with it.

Although you should not care too much about what other people think, it is important to know what to expect: People may judge your age difference.

Before stepping into this relationship, make sure you know where you stand and what you want.

Differences in maturity can make you feel like you and your guy are not on the same wavelength.