Dating a guy 8 years older dating trust your gut
“It feels like it wasn’t that long ago.” When Leah, a national of Singapore, first got to know Travis, who was 10 years her junior, she was attracted to him, but “I tried to tell myself it wouldn’t work because of the age difference.
I fought those affections like crazy.” But as an undeniable connection formed, Leah finally made a bold request: “I told the Lord, unless I hear Travis say, ‘The Lord has laid it on my heart that you are to be my wife,’ I will not move forward.” The night before the two gave a group presentation together, they met to pray.
” While it’s fairly common for a woman to marry an older man, the reverse isn’t as much of a social norm. Travis and Leah, who have been married close to 20 years, met while attending the same six-week missions organization training.
“Telling our story never gets old,” Leah says, smiling.
Alex never saw Ghostbusters or Back to the Future because they came out when he was in college and he was “too cool.” Meanwhile, he can quote every line from The Odd Couple.
“Everyone in my generation saw every episode,” he told me. It’s the same as if I had never seen Seinfeld.” * Wise advice.
“I have to tell you something,” he said, swallowing hard. Later that night, I called my mom, who told me that age was just a number.Since then, I’ve basically forgotten he’s older than me (again, that baby face!), but now and again, the age gap pops up in funny (and welcome) ways: * Funny cultural references. I guess it was because I’d heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I’d sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.) Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. In case you’re wondering, I married that guy eight months later. I don’t know why this one year made such a difference to me.
She and Paul married anyway, and over time the difference in maturity dissipated.