I'm in a quandary; I've just started 'getting back in the Mainstream' after being in mourning for almost 3 years. I've always hated
dating! Any serious relationship I've ever had has been the result of a chance meeting, and since I'm by no means 'desperate', I figure if it's meant to happen, it will.
Anyhow, I'd been asked out by several guys, but up until a week ago no one had, well, 'tripped-my-trigger'. That is to say that there just hasn't been that spark of interest generated. UNTIL
: I met this one person who was sooooo very nice, very mature, intelligent, had a great sense of humor, and wasn't hard to look at (at all!). We were at a party and I'd never met him before, but we ended up talking for hours! Yep! There was that old spark.
He asked me out and I accepted. Then, before the 'big night' arrived, one of my friends called me and told me something that kind of shook me up. Turns out this guy is a LOT younger than I thought! He sure as hell doesn't look his age! I went out with him anyway and had a seriously GREAT time!
Now I'm getting a lot of negative criticism from friends and family about 'robbing the cradle' and how I should really start dating someone closer to my age. The sad thing is, we really like each other, have fun together, enjoy each other's company, and have a lot in common.
He's called me every day (usually 2-4 times a day) and wants to see me again, but now I'm not sure what to do. He's more than 10 years younger than I, but really doesn't seem like it. We're still at that stage of getting to know one another, but I can see all the warning signs that this could develop into something more than just a friendship. If I let it.
I think it's sad that my family & friends seem to put such restrictions on relationships, and that they're putting such pressure on me not to see this guy again. Is it just in America that people have such small minds regarding age and age differences? Or are there countries where nobody gives a damn how old two people are (as long as they're not hurting anyone else?)??
If there is a country out there where nobody gives a damn about such things, then I think it's time I relocate!!!