Dating a man ten years older than me
When I was your age, I was eating ramen every night and sharing a bedroom with a friend.” At first, these comments were funny and even somewhat endearing but over time, they became more frequent and clearly laced with his insecurities about his own career. When we hung out, I felt like the little kid crashing the grown-up table at the family reunion.They were all 401Ks, wine nights, and politics and I was all online shopping and tequila shots.
It was clear that he wanted kids when I wouldn’t be ready for them.When we broke up, I swore I would never date an older man again. When I met him, I was in the beginning stages of my career, I didn’t make very much money and I was new to the corporate world.He was relatively seasoned and more advanced in his field.Sometimes he would talk about how much he wanted a family of his own before a certain age.During these conversations, all I could think about was how having a baby would ruin my body, drain my bank account, and disturb my Thursday-Saturday night rendezvous at the bars with my friends.