The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. It can happen. I just won't try it any more. I've dated or tried to date women who are older, younger and, if you'll believe it, exactly the same age as I am. Seriously, she was born on the same day and same year.
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However, when it came to communication and just how he treated me in general, this guy was years ahead of some of his something male counterparts. Dating him was remarkably easy. He was the first feminist guy I dated. He was sensitive, aware, and incredibly thoughtful.
Having spent all of my 20s trapped in a damaged relationship, a new relationship situation was simply not on my future agenda. Deeply embedded resentment, daily emotional abuse, and massive financial loss will do that to a person. Our paths are unique and no one needs that pointless pressure to reach meaningless milestones just for the sake of it.
Successful couples come from all stories and backgrounds. That said, age gaps have been proven to cause some unique challenges and complications. Like, for example, reminiscing about pop culture phenomena from your childhood.