Dating a man 30 years older
Here's an example of what I'm talking about, from a date I recently went on with a 22-year-old girl: In discussing how she planned on getting home after the date, her answer was simply, “Oh, my dad picks me up from the train station after work every day.”Her reason for this wasn't that she didn't have a car or that she was saving money.
It was that she truly wanted to be able to drink as much as she desired any and every day, on a whim.
But my elected haven wasn't a mecca for eating or praying.
Instead, I chose to relocate with my two young sons to a country in turmoil, arriving on the bloodiest day in its modern history. 14, 2013, the day Egyptian forces killed more than 700 civilian demonstrators — including a British journalist who had been a guest at a dinner party I'd thrown — I moved to Egypt.
I am aware there are possibilities where two people can successfully date with an age gap of more than eight years. (Seriously, she was born on the same day and same year.
I could've saved a ton more money, and essentially, my social life as it is wouldn't be any different.
So to be clear, I'm not dumping on anyone who still lives with their folks.
Don't get me wrong; my dad still plays a huge role in my life, and I can't imagine much outside of impending senility will change that.
But there's a difference between playing a role and codependence.