I took it quickly and gagged while he slammed his without flinching. As we grinned at each other across the table (maybe it was just the buzz from the wine), I began to think that maybe eight years age difference wouldn't be so bad. In truth, my immaturity—and insecurity about his age—drove us to the verge of breaking up too many times to count.
A young woman is extra-sensitive to the subtle signals that a man gives off when he is a little too happy to be with her.When I moved to New York right after college, finding a boyfriend was the last thing on my mind. I knew that if he knew I was 22 the conversation would soon be over, and I was enjoying it, despite myself. Two minutes later, I got a text."My name is Michael…in case you forgot." I had forgotten. "I didn't want to blurt out how old I was at dinner after you went on and on about what a big age difference eight years was. " Michael protested."You were supposed to say your real age, like I did! He was so different from the guys my age I 'd met in the city, eager for the drunk bar make-out but far less eager to have a girlfriend. I delayed taking him out with my friends, because I was worried he wouldn't fit in. We went to a dive bar in the Lower East Side with a bunch of my friends.I was 22, single and enjoying the fact that bars in the city stayed open until 4 a.m. On our first date, I was telling Michael about my upcoming birthday plans when the truth came out."How old are you again? But I'm actually turning 23." I was really nervous he would freak out, but instead he started to laugh."Oh, wow," he said. My friends couldn't believe how old he was, but they could see how happy I was. I cringed as Michael cracked an inappropriate joke about my girlfriend's low-cut shirt—I think it was his attempt at "college humor." The last straw was when he bought a round of Grey Goose shots for everyone.We would kiss at the table, and I'd catch (or maybe it was my imagination) the waiter's surprised look, and then I felt like he'd pegged me as some kind of gold-digger.Basically i am a 14 year old girl (but mature for my age) and i have been dating a 21 year old guy for nearly 7 months.