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but i guess they also dont understand how i feel when i heard about his past, besides my friends married with someone same age with them. i’m trying to say is that if those in the earlier can maintain good relationship without knowing who their partner are until they first met and the issue of their age gap…i think age gap relationship is not a big deal. we are on the same page about how we feel about one another, we are madly in love. i don’t like it at least it means i won’t have to wipe his dribble, wheel him around etc as his age starts to take toll. maybe he worries, like me, that being 57 and loving a 32 year old woman will be unfair to her in 10-15 years. no offense to younger women but i just fail to see how they are going to understand my needs the way a woman more my age would. being afraid that your younger half may leave is likely to aid in deterioration of your marriage. i don’t look my age and when we are out noone stares at us or makes comments.. it is kind of two fantasies in one for a guy my age to be dating a woman like this but i am a worrier and a serious person looking for a long time serious relationship, which is why she likes me. i don’t mind because i really do love him and i know i love him because i felt stuff like the typical teenage-love thingy before and it was nothing alike. the study was originally published in september 2014, and a writer broke down some of the stats and brought the news in an easier-to-read format. am a 34 year old woman in a relationship with a man who is literally twice my age. my family is ok with that i don’t think our age difference is as much as some others but i feel the same as him when we’re together not younger., be realistic about what you want in someone, not what you want from their age. she has shut me out of her life and my younger 4 sisters life because i havent done what she has wanted me to do. a 44 year old woman who has a relationship with a young man of 22. too,i never feel attracted to men in my age. i’m going far from him for 2 years to further my study after this. the list of things we have in common in always growing but we have our differences too, which keeps things interesting and it feels like we never stop learning new things about each other. young and old guys always hold in your heart and mind, love has no limit and love sees no color or age. i just turned 19 years old and my 35 year old boyfriend and i have been together for a little over a year now. i wanna be able to tell my parents about our relationship but i’m scared because they might not be able to accept our age gap and our different nationality. of course i thought of the fact that she is closer to my daughter’s age than mine. i got used by the nicest, funniest and not perfect looking guy then dropped like garbage. girls love is something to charish weather their age, gender, or race :) build your own life beyond what people think or say! i will be his one and only… and i will spoil him too, because younger wilder, and younger boring men have not connected with me… our 20 year age difference is ok because our prior life experiences has filled our exploration and we are both ready to settle down for “mature love and committment”… different from a mid life crises person going after younger meat just to prove they still got it… and when you grown old will they trade you in for a younger model? one of my most memorable experiences was dating a guy 20 years older when i was 21. in 67% of relationships, the male is older than the female, compared to 20% where the female is older and 13% where the partners are the same age.’m 17 in a month and i started talking to this wonderful man who is 45. that’s why when i met this new guy, he really had no idea of my age and we didn’t discuss age at all. at her parents house every 2 weeks and every holiday fo 34 yrs. we don’t live together but we had a good time together for 18yrs but now the age difference is too great. i’m a 26 year old that has been casually dating a 39 year old single dad with 5 kids. my gosh, i was lookinf all up and down this thing to find someone with a similar age gap. (of course not very young children) but of legal age. issue is the 12 years age difference is bothering me some. 20 years age gap doesn’t make a big difference now a days. at first i was worried about our age difference, but we get long so well on every level imaginable. years 2 months agoauthorelenashare on twittershare on googleguys, do whatever you want. you don’t need to “burn your bridges” or have a big drama about it – you can say to him that you have made a very hard decision, based on what you think is best at the present time. with close friends and family, this may mean making an effort to explain why you’re in love with the person and not with his or her age. but, i have to admit my conscience has gotten the best of me at times and i have felt it might be best not continue seeing him and my only reason for even considering ending it is our age difference. we started flirting outrageously and shamelessly with each other in public and our intimacy increased and he has been in my bedroom month after he turned 18. glad to came across this page and i’m not the only person! she passed away quite a few years ago, but he still speaks of her with great tenderness. alone; there are numerous activities about which he is quickly losing interest, and we are often seeking medical attention as we advance in years. honestly, with our age gap and distance, our relationship wasn’t easy. i am also concerned that at my age i should be with someone who is more established etc. the truth is that age is not just a number, says seth meyers, ph. is nothing wrong in it,age is nothing but a figure,all what we need is love,commitment and understanding. my partner doesn’t look her age, she could pass for at least 10 years younger, but we do get the (on occasion) “is this your mom/daughter? that used to be the highest age gap is consider. anyway when he turned 17 he opened up to me about how he felt for me as my feelings we’re mutual as well but i kept my distance due to the age. remember your high school days when dating someone a year senior was extremely cool. we are an interracial couple and have a 19 years gap. But according to5 considerations for relationships with a big age difference. and this relationship is just wonderful and i love him so much because he is so caring and just a prefect man… i never agree with age matters to love. i do often think tho if i am just a stage in his life or just a dumb young girl that’s falling for a guy and his charming ways. we’ve been dating for about 7 months now and i’m absolutely crazy about him. they are grown up now and we got divorced a few years ago. no grown man has any business chatting with a 14 and then hiding it. i am a senior in high school and he has been out of school for 5 years, he doesn’t understand half the things i am going through. and now we are almost 9 yrs in marriage life with 6 yrs old lil girl. now, 30 years down the line all of them admit that it wasn’t. out some of the most expensive divorces in sports:Study finds the bigger the age gap, the more likely that the couple will divorce. i ended up engaged to the girlfriend and she got pregnant. was 25 and my hubby in his 60 wen we first start dating. doesn’t matter what others think but i find it interesting some people see an age gap as problem when everything else is okay kn their eyes. i didn’t feel this difference in the beginning either but i have to admit that now i do feel the difference but that is likely down to my own self image issues. i’m in love with a man who’s 10 years older than me, and people keep telling me he can’t love me because of the gap. i feel weird about the age gap but i also really want to be with her. the age gap is just forgotten as we delve into conversations about the deepest things to the most trivial. i sometimes have those issues with wondering if he will still love me when i’m older as i know i will age. who’s to say that a relationship with someone your own age is going to work out anyway? i just turned 21 and ended a 3 year relationship with a guy 6 years my senior. his oldest is just a few years younger than i am. everyday he makes me smile and makes me feel so beautiful :) … we’re in towns 4 hours away so it’s distance for now … texting, and calling … it feels good though… so only time will tell i guess … wish us luck and happiness <3. don’t let age dominate your relationship, and address it only when it is truly relevant. am 26 years older than my boyfriend he want to marry me but i say no i broke out with them. am 26 and i am dating with a lady she is 35. “romantic love”) wears off, and unless you are very compatible (common experiences, lifestyle, interests, education, personalities, energy level etc), you need to be skilled in keeping your romance alive and both want to make it… read more » reply2 years 2 months agoguestjulshare on twittershare on googleto tom. i have been seeing a 47 year old man, not of the same race (african american). i was uncomfortable with the age difference and first only because i am finished having babies. i had not been married for over 30 years and never say never to falling in love with a person in life. often worry that it won’t last due to our age gap but the truth is that he is the kindest,most gentle man i have ever known.’m 37 about to be 38 i’m with a guy 13 years younger than me. i could marry this guy and be forever happy no matter how we age. days 4 hours agoguestanastasiashare on twittershare on googleelena, of course not, life and sex do not end at 45. met him in 2012 and we’ve been together for 2 years now. granted i do think it is very wrong for older people to get involved with anyone that is underage because it is not only illegal but someone that young can’t possible know what they want if they cant even have a dl without any restrictions.
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perhaps it’s my younger approach on life (for my age) and her more conservative approach that makes us so well matched. am 50 and starting a relationship with a 69 soon to be 70 man, he can out dance any 40 yr old, and he is so aware… i have been with younger by 10 years and married twice 3 and 5 yrs older… i feel i am done with sexual exploration, and stuff younger men want… i enjoy a “non sexual” getting to know each other. i hate the thought of abandoning her which i promised my self not to do but the thought of me in my prime age whilst she entering a different category in life is bugging me constantly. i felt an immediate spark, and after we exchanged numbers, we planned our first date without ever bringing up our ages. its made me feel that there was something wrong with me for loving and dating him. you’re only 4 years older than me, aren’t you? things were incredibly awkward between us for awhile, but once we got over the age difference, things were great!, so recently i’ve met this 44 year old man and i have this strong sensual and sexual attraction to him! i’m a freak though and easily hide 10-15 years off my age. so, each couple has to understand there will be difficulties but it gets easier and less relavent as you both age. in some circles, dating a younger woman is a status symbol. 40 years together tells me you two are soulmates, you made it that far now keep going!(46) with that said we still saw each other at least once a week. some people there that age 20 looks like 30’s and so on. our age difference has never been an issue except she finds it hard to tell her parents exactly what my age is (which is about the same as both of them). however, these alliances very seldom produce a committed partnership, and even more rarely survive past 10 years. i do want a life together but sometimes get scared if people will see us different because of our age. i believe age gap is not a perfect reason for difference is relationship. years 5 months agoauthorelenashare on twittershare on googleralph, if you are “single by choice”, what are you doing on em? lied about years in fear of rejection and fearing that i may shock her, saying that i am 33 years old and she reacted good on that gap. 19 and am with a guy he is 41 i wonder if that’s a issue.. i am seperated and started dating a 22 year old woman while im 42. is a 16-22 year old age gap really that bad? am in a relationship with a man 30 years younger than me. we are both deeply in love and have grown so as a couple in our 3 year dating relationship thus far. i think as long as ur happy and live each day as it comes then age doesnt matter. i am kinda in the same situation as you i am 21 dating a 33 year old. my name is mouni and my partner and me are having am age gap of 14 years and i wanted to know that this can be ok im 21 and hes 34 how can we manage it are thereb any problems regarding having kids and other issues plzzz rply me my answer thanku. if this doesn’t qualify me to express an opinion that the age difference of more than 10 years in a marriage decreases its chances of long-term survival, you are welcome to find an opinion you like more. luckily i believe in no sex before marriage, so tht issue is out the window, but i still have to deal with the other judgement. i tend to be attracted to single, never married, healthy men, with a passion for life, who are old enough that they have life experience and have been out on there own for a while, and i think you find that more in that range, but then i weird myself out about the age difference.’m 20 years old and my boyfriend is 45 years old with 9 years old son, which i love the most. i have never been happier he is an amazing father figure too my 4 kids and an amazing husband :) so age has no boundaries that is for sure:). i was a total wild child, with no self control, i would always say things like “i wanna be single my whole life”, “i never want to be tied down”, “marriage is for saps”… but boy oh boy, did he change me. it strikes me it is more the fact that she lied about her age more than the actual age difference that has hurt you. his family is supportive and likes me, i think and my family strongly disagrees with it, my dad has practically stopped talking to me which is probably the hardest part about this relationship because my dad was my best friend since forever and now he thinks i’m throwing my life away on a guy who wants to take advantage of me. nothing physical has happened yet because i have a total mental block with his age (i have gotten over the age difference) and it was just not a good time circumstance-wise anyway. i took us a while until we told each other how we felt as we were both uncomfortable with the age difference and how other people would react. everybody, i just searched 20 years age gap relationships and there we go im here. i know… read more » reply2 years 5 months agoguestlizshare on twittershare on googlecould it be ” parental issues”. guys this is a very interesting forum i have read like every comment n am happy to know am not alone, am 23 years old and my bf is 49 we have dated for almost 2 yrs n we are so inlove though we meet after like 6 months since we are in different countries. need guidance more than anything – i’ve started getting on really well with a guy 13 years my senior, i’m 18 but i’m mature for my age, and he acts like a 24 year old, plays rugby etc. years 5 months agoauthorelenashare on twittershare on googleralph, seriously, you don’t need to “scientifically justify” your search for a younger woman. we have been officially dating for nearly 5 months now and talk every day for hours. guys thank you so much for this article my boyfriends white and 46 years old and im 20 almost 21 and im black. i am in a relationship with a 54 year old male. i’m 16 years old, and i really really like a guy that’s 26. i know it will probably get harder as we get older but hoping that we can stay as strong as i feel we are now after 11 years x x. before that first one, i had a huge crush on a boy of my age who was the smartest in the class. my present relationship right now my bf age is 76 at now and im 25 we have 50 years gap is our relationship good? russian and ukrainian women are on the site because they have not found a good man 3-6 years in age difference to themselves or a good man of any age! maybe 5 years,10 years,15 years or even much older than u.’s the problem rite there not what other people think but the age gap age does make a difference a woman / has newds that need to be met and if a man can’t fullfill them because hes 22 years older then you like in my case with my man then that becomes a problem…. we hve been dating for 3 years and i love him so much. my parents don’t be in that kind of dating. sometime ago i met a young lady 29 years my junior and married, we fell in love i told her the truth that i could never marry her. others arent you, they have no right to tell you what is right or wrong unless ofcourse he’s taking advantage of you in a myraid of ways. it’s when we are not together i get very insecure and worry about the age gap thing and start to have my doubts.’s always been an imbalanced relationship (she was established and i’d just come back from traveling), i have been trying to get my career together the whole time we’ve been together (the lack of stability has been hard on her) and she has had quite a few health problems over the last 4 years, where i have looked after and cared for her a lot. but then my boyfriend came along and blew away all my rules and preconceptions about age. we live in different countries, so we are forced to have a long distance relationship for a couple more years. all of these comments have really made me reflect on my past relationships and realize that i have dated a man 16 years older than me before. i actually wouldn’t have cared if it weren’t for the fact that she lied about it for the first few years we were together.’m a 37 year old man (most people guess i’m in my mid 20s though) dating an amazing 20 year old woman who has honestly taught me more than i teach her and treats me better than anyone i have ever met. bella, i’m all for age gap relationship as long as you’re happy, however you being 14 and he being 26 does have some problems. it is only a number and both have differences no matter what the age is..but in the past six years his health has failed, i am now more his companion and carer, than wife! i’m getting married to a man who is 26 years older than me ! the only thing i don’t like is not having as many years with him as i would a younger man. he’s been single for 17 years and has said multiple times that he’s happily single and set in his ways, but open to something naturally coming his way. he was very hesitant at first because of the age difference. such relationships cannot work, so they… read more » reply2 years 2 months agoguestjenelleshare on twittershare on googlei am 43 years old woman and my man is 30 years old. i tend to become interested and the weird myself out about the age difference. have an 18 year age gap with my boyfriend (he’s older). we were friends for a couple of years before we became a couple. when i was 18, i met a man who was 40 and got kicked out of my house for talking to him behind my mom’s back. be honest with your family but be careful about publicizing your relationship while you are still under age. she is mature for her age but of course is at an age and in a situation where she is going through typical college life. i love him, he’s just too sweet, loving, caring and does things to me in bed a man my age has never done. long story short, i met a man 20 years younger than me and the unison has now turned into a relationship. francis has an excellent point, 50% of marriages end in divorce, was there a single factor that caused these marriages to fail? and we speak different languages but i çan communicate with him through english. i am his young hot chick at age 50 looking 35 and he is 70 acting 35… so it works for us so far… we’ve only been talking 2 months but we are done with random dates and failed relationships we have a very good understanding of accepting each other as is… we are financially equal so its not the money however his stuff is paid off and i still have a mortgage… we are not thinking of moving in together we still have our separate lives but hope to merge with time when i retire. i had a miserable, viokent marriage and i know what i want out of life. finds the bigger the age gap, the more likely that the couple will divorce. i dated men who was 12 y older and another was 15 y older… well at first i had the feelings but… read more » reply2 years 2 months agoauthorelenashare on twittershare on googlejust found this quote on goodreads, and it really hit home for this discussion:“age does not matter in most relationships, but in marriage, it matters a lot. if it’s more than 15, then at some point the age difference starts to affect sex life. and they will be dating young men of their age or younger. after 6 years of pleading and begging i was fed up, i rented a house, ready to leave. i am a bit of an old soul and he is absolutely young at heart, and often when he tells people his age everyone says he only looks about 35.
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? this is just a huge generalisation, my russian husband is 49 turning 50 and i’m 27 turning 28 and we have been married for 6 very happy years, we get along so well our sex life is amazing and i would not change him for the world. girls do not allow yourself to be brain washed by these men, so many strange things are happening in these type of marriages. years 2 months agoauthorelenashare on twittershare on googlejenelle, it’s not “what if”, it’s “when”. i met a guy who is 17 years older, me being 21 and him being 38. is it really a good use of time and money to look for a woman +/-5 years of your age half way across the world? muller4 hours agofood and recipesthanks to starbucks, you can now text your friend an actual cup of coffeeby avery matera5 hours agohairallison williams just made a super-valid point about the attention you get as a blondby rachel jacoby zoldan6 hours agocelebrity stylecelebrities in throwback power rangers gear will make you nostalgic for the ‘90sby andrea 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just wondering how everyone else went with letting your parents know? now here’s the kicker… during one random conversation he slips up and tells me his real age… 38. do not have sex with a man while you are under age and not married, it will mislead you forever. we went out with co workers and have been together 28 years. however, i’m worried about the long distance as well as the age gap, this has started to worry me because of the way that we aren’t close to one another anymore, being in different countries and even though i have told my close friends and mum about him. first 6 years of our marriage were hell, because he did exactly what your girlfriend did. you think an 19 year old with a 30+ year old is too much of a gap difference? many judge the age difference and have their opinions of our relationship, but the people close to us have always been supportive because we make each other truly happy and better people at the end of the day. he’s past the stages of soul searching and midlife crisis, he’s a man sublimely aware of his character, a character i happen to adore. you are throwing away precious years of your life with someone who sounds very selfish and uncaring. i look at least 10 year younger and i sensed that i migh scare her if i tell true age. love has no age at all, if she’s not willing to be with you, just don’t waste your time. this is a question you should consider no matter the age, sex, religion or other differences in your sexual mates. a woman dating men 15 or more years her senior or worse, younger men are clearly suffering from a low self esteem. my kids are very accepting to the age difference as they are 15,12, and 7. know that there are a lot of men my age who want a younger woman but all i can really sit and wonder is why? i worry sometimes about what will happen when i am a few years older (i’m almost 62 now) & begin to slow down & really show my age. i must say that it has its up and downs do to the age. i want to continue growing my business and wait until it really takes off before i even think about kids (probably 3 years), but he has also brought up the idea of children.. nobody knows what will happen tomorrow, people die young or old from age related problems or by accident or disease. the only thing that startled me was he looked young for his age haha. it’s early days and neither of us are seeking anything serious and sex may never become a factor (in large part due to my issue with the age gap) although both of us definitely want the other physically. meyers says that people often set overly rigid limitations when it comes to age. i use to worry about what people thought of our age difference all the time but now i don’t really care because we been together 20 years and still going strong…. i think the 10 yr age difference between you is the least of your worries. you will grow and this man didn’t grow and relates to a 14 year old child.… read more » reply2 years 2 months agoguestangieshare on twittershare on googlemy ex left me for a women 23 years younger mind you we were married for 35 years! we have been married for 3 plus years now and had been dating for little more then a year before we got married. we started dating about a year ago it’s been hard but worth it so far., i met my girlfrienf over 4 years ago, when she was 30 and i was 56 something that i explained right off. a man has instin cts to choose a mate millions of years old. 34 now and i even told him all about me and accepted me for who i am despite that we haven’t seen each other yet personally. take my advice and understand that it wouldn’t work out and find someone closer to your age. we were, and still are, in similar stages in our lives.’m a 22 year old guy and i have feelings for a girl 7 years younger than me. most of the time i forget about the age gap. hi, i’m 21 yo girl and hve been dating a man who’s 27 years older. my bf was always a gentlemen and never made the rude comments or straightforward “let’s bang” questions most guys my age do. we never get into big fights (just petty arguments and little things we do that irritate each other) and when we do argue, we cool down, then we both apologize, even if we were the person that did no wrong. there are surely good prospects for a partner of any age. i see guys trying to find a much younger woman for years. i just read ur message i’m kinda going through the the same thing spat the moment but i am girl if you really love her than meet her parents. i’ve known him for the last 8 years and he’s amazing (like his mum)..i call him “my wiseguy” and honestly don’t know what to do about the reality of the fact that there is a large age difference. i read this article and wanted to comment just to say i am in my mid 20’s and the man i am talking about is very many years older, but many people frown upon this kind of thing. it really doesn’t sound good, [not] “looking for a healthy breeder” but then you say “ideally a woman would be between the ages of 21 to 31” because otherwise “the more risk of birth defects and developmental problems”. dear i also love a 59 year age women and i’m 24. i say as long as a couple is safe, reasonable, has trust and so on it is good that age doesn’t matter. 27yrs old and my boyfriend is 24yrs old, am scared of telling him because he loves me he thinks am 23yrs old. years 5 months agoguestralphshare on twittershare on googleits a known fact that women mature quicker than men, but also the toll on their bodies after bearing children, and the menopause. 21 yo girls , having a relationship with 48 yo he have one son (he is 18yo now) from his ex wife and now he hv been divorced for 3 years. mandatory copyright notice: copyright 2016 nbae (photo by andrew bernstein/nbae via getty images). the other thing is where he’s 22 years older, he thinks he knows more therefore i should only look to him for advice. i met a guy who is 15 years younger than me and don’t make an issue of our age difference and also don’t push him on my family. you have done a very unselfish thing to encourage him to follow his heart when it comes to having children. am a 18 year old boy and i like this girl who is 14.’m married to a wonderful man and he is considerably older than i am (more than 50 years my senior). i just want to say age is just a number n i don’t mind what people say what matters is my happiness. i’m kind of a party girl he’s 54 married to the same woman still for about twenty seven years they’re going through a divorce she 2 years ago insisted on getting the divorce he claims that he is the whole marriage. i love him a lot more now that we’re doing things couple should be, only fear i have is he doesn’t really know my age and fear he’ll want to call it quits when he finds out i’m young enough to be his daughter, speaking of kids he has a 3 years old son. have a 13 year age gap with my husband… when we first started dating i was18 and he was 31 and we been together for almost 20 years now. can anyone give me some honest opinions about what they think about our age difference? but i heard that he has two children 8&3 years old. but recently his mother has decided she doesn’t like me, because of my age, and its starting to get to my man..But now i feel like , i lose myself , i’ve change too much to fit with him , to b more suitable with him , let say i changed the way im thinking , i changed my system , i learn to cook , i clean up thr house , do the unsual things for a teenagers.’m 22, my boyfriend of 2 years is turning 47 in a few months. don’t worry about the age or what people say, worry about what they bring out in you. love sees nothing and love is always true don’t worry about the world because there is no law to stop u to marriage. we had a relation of about 4 months but i’ve known her for about 4 years, and to be honest yes, i like women a little older than me but the same holds true for those of my age or younger, the fact is that i always believed that for love there are no ages, however in the back of my mind i never imagined i would fall in love with with her, a woman having, four children, well one of them is older than me by one year, yet somehow during those four years we created or formed something, something i thought could not be love, for i thought there was no way, first the age, then four kids, and now my family, they definitely dont want me anywhere near her, and she is so comprehensive, so nice, i love her smile, and her eyes have something i cant explain, her hair, the way she is, i just cant believe it. yes those people will be so much more romance provider because of their experience but it does not mean they are doing the right thing to marry or date the age groups of their children. woman you are having an affair with is absolutely interfering in your marriage. i honestly was not looking for a younger woman it just happened and i do admit i when i discovered our age diff i did think about whether it was a good idea. i agree with that but its practical early days/stages of it. whenever i was 25 i developed a close friendship with a 40 year old man i worked with. besides of that, he was the one bringing the age subject into discution,which was rather annoying. when we first video chatted he looked like he was in his 20’s i didn’t know how old he was becuase we just casually talked and asking about age just didn’t seem important to us then i guess since we just talked. i really don’t know what to do bc i’m big on fate, and not to get ahead of myself, but i wouldn’t want to pass up a great opportunity with someone who could potentially be a great match bc of the age difference.’m a 58 y/o guy, soon to be 59 and very attracted to a woman who is 44 y/o. with “no issues except for the age thing”, the two of you must have had a very special relationship. he & i are vastly different people and would be an “odd couple” even if we were the same age!