But over time, I realized a lot of this was just in my head,” explains Julie.After a few experiences, she learned to let go of some of her preconceived notions.He had just finished law school and was working crazy hours.
She had to bring up the topic of a relationship more often than anticipated.“It took him longer to say that I was his girlfriend.Ultimately, the age factor didn't matter much to him.We were both successful in our careers, we constantly talked about current events, and had similar political and social views.Karen, who eventually ended up marrying her younger guy, found that the biggest issue stemmed from him not being as mentally ready for commitment.
“It took him a while to even say he was in a committed relationship,” shares Karen.Successful couples come from all stories and backgrounds.That said, age gaps have been proven to cause some unique challenges and complications.Kourtney Kardashian allegedly hooked up with Justin Bieber not long ago, while Carole Radziwill, the 50-something star of "When I was 41, I dated someone who was 33. He still enjoyed going to concerts, bars, and doing fun activities that weren't just dinner and a movie. Honestly, he made me feel younger, and when we first started dating he thought I was his age.When he found out I was almost 10 years older them him, he was shocked, but said I seemed younger than my age.Deep down I was more of a homebody, so it didn't work out." "Everyone assumes that when you date someone younger they're more wild and immature, but it was the opposite when I dated a guy who was nine years younger than me.