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Age Differences: I'm 22, He's 35. Can This Work?
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Age Differences: I'm 22, He's 35. Can This Work?

An older man offers security, commitment, wisdom and maturity. But a May-December relationship also means his friends might look down on you or think you're a gold digger, your friends may think he's old and out of touch, and many people just won't get it. But age differences don’t always lead to disaster. Vanessa Kitchen tells her story. "There weren't any games with him—he was totally upfront about the fact that he thought we would be great together. It was so different from the guys my age I had met in the city, eager for the drunk bar make-out but far less eager to have a girlfriend. My friends couldn't believe how old he was, but they could see how happy I was. But how could it ever work? I agonized over it for days. Did I really want to date an older man? Why couldn't I meet a nice 25-year-old like I was supposed to? But shouldn't my feelings matter more than an arbitrary number?" Read on to find out the real story of this older man and younger woman.