Inevitably, that success has sparked a wave of imitators and successors, from established dating websites dipping their toes in the app waters, to start-ups with a bright idea and a novel gimmick hoping to make an impression.
Primer's editor and founder Andrew field tested a lot of the options out there and has included his own experiences.
It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?
), but the benefits can certainly outweigh those little things.
Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.
I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am.
Shtick: Just like Tinder, but women have to send the first message after matching More than 1 million users / Over 90% of female users with matches initiated chat / 700,000 matches per day Bumble is the creation of Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe, who left that company amid a storm of allegations of sexism against her former co-workers., I’m always a little shocked to realize that I’m the same age as Carrie and her friends.When the show debuted in 1998, I was 17, and it ran for six seasons until I was 23. ) woman in her 30s, it hits a little closer to home.I’m willing to bet every person you know knows at least one single guy, so let the people in your life do the hard work for you. Does your old high school pal have a single cousin who also loves “Game of Thrones” just as much as you do?Does your HR manager’s husband have a single friend who plays in their weekly poker game? Did you know Amanda Seyfried fell for her last boyfriend, Justin Long, on Instagram just because he posted a funny picture of a snail?