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Falling for someone is a process that comes with all kinds of questions along the way. Regardless of the answers, most of us like to believe that love can conquer any differences. One of these concerns might be an age difference. An age gap can come with some challenges, just like all relationships come with their own challenges. There’s never going to be a magic number of years between you two that determines whether or not it’ll work out. So whether you’re dating someone younger than you or unfairly judging someone for doing so, here are some assumptions you might want to check at the door. Every time any of us put ourselves out there romantically, we run the risk of seeming like creeps because we’re being vulnerable.
As long as the two people involved are being respectful of each other’s boundaries, there’s nothing to judge here. Determining someone’s maturity level is a lot more complicated than a simple math problem. Your personality, life experience and a ton of other factors — including your age — are involved. And let’s face it, making these assumptions isn’t a grown-up way to approach dating, either. You don’t have anything in common.
If you’ve ever met someone where the only thing you have in common is your age, you know that can get old really fast. But it can also serve as a nice reminder that your age doesn’t have to dictate a certain personality. There are plenty of people in this world to connect with on the basis of so much more than how many years you’ve been alive. You can’t understand each other’s references. If you can’t keep up with the references of someone you care about because of a few years’ age difference, then you really aren’t trying.