Dating man 12 years older than me
Their racing team even earned them a Couple of the Year award. "We both tend to prize intangibles like ideas, experiences and relationships over the pursuit of materialistic things like fancy cars or big houses," she says, adding they're both "total do-gooders." She explains, "Brian once said that one of his main goals in life is to be useful and that's something I feel strongly about too." "I love the fact that he's older and has a different perspective on things than I do," says Tammy Macias, of her husband, who's 19 years her senior.
She adds that all his life experience comes in handy for her as well.
The only problem was she felt like she was running laps around guys her age.
" The age gap has had another unexpected benefit: Jan points out it has spared them for going through menopause at the same time.Despite an age gap of more than a decade, Colleen Smith and her husband Damian cite many factors that make their marriage work, including her role as the oldest child in her family and their common interests.But it was his dad potential that really won her over. The age difference has been good for us because I have a daughter from a previous relationship and Damian was more mature and able to navigate the delicacy of becoming a stepfather," she says.He calls me 'cougar,' 'cradle robber,' 'old lady,' and stuff like that. His playful nature and energy make her laugh, but she says he does know how to be a grown-up (when he has to be). Not only is the age gap not an impediment but she says Robin's stability has allowed her to do the things she's most passionate about, like running her fitness blog and starting a life coaching business."Sometimes he acts younger than me, but he has a good head on his shoulders, takes things seriously when necessary, but doesn't get uptight over things. "My wife is further along in her career and brings home most of the bacon, not to mention she has all that great experience and wisdom stuff too," Jan says.