10 Women on the Pros & Cons of Love With a Big Age Gap

Loving Couple One night, when I was 25 years old, I went to a new friend's housewarming party. At the party, I met Michael and was instantly attracted. He was smart and funny and so good-looking. It wasn't until later that I realized he was also 43 years old. Even though I liked him right away, there was a big part of me that wondered if I could really date someone that much older than I was. 

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Spoiler alert: We've been married for 11 years now.

So, yes, it turns out that I could get on board with dating someone 17 years my senior. And although there are moments when I feel our age difference more than others, for us, it is generally a non-issue. 

That isn't always the case, however, as some couples find that the generational gaps are just too big to overcome. Read on for 10 stories of what being in a relationship with a big age gap is really like. 

 

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