I mean, sure, there are some things that are different about dating someone who isn’t your age, but for the most part it’s really not that big of a deal. The most common reaction to the age difference is total shock, followed by the question “But how did you meet? Sometimes when you’re with him and all of his friends, you might feel a little out of place. You learn that people are rude enough to ask questions like, “But why would you date someone younger than you? Any girl who has dated a younger guy knows that other people tend to make this situation more awkward than it should be. ” Oh, I don’t know, I was trolling the local middle school and put a spell on him. ” Because I want to, and because I’m not judgmental. You realize that there’s a big double standard – most people won’t blink an eye about an older guy dating a slightly younger girl, but if it’s the other way around, watch out.
Once I disentangled my feelings about my relationships from my feelings about my own work and career, I was more confident and could make clearer choices in both areas of my life.” I respect the point she makes, but I tend to think of the choice to date a co-worker as one made on a case-by-case basis depending on circumstances, career field (who would celebs date if they didn’t date each other?For her, it has to do with fostering career confidence: “There’s such a thing as having your ambitions too in sync with those of your partner.As someone who spent all of her early twenties dating fellow journalists, I would never advise a young woman to follow my example.This was great for writing angry poetry on the back of band fliers, horrible for my mental state.Still, I wouldn’t use this as an example that dating a co-worker is . I haven’t dated a co-worker since then (only for lack of opportunity), but I’ve dated people I’ve met through work.