6 Major Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Weird About Dating a Younger Guy
The late, great Aaliyah said it best: "Age ain't nothin' but a number."
Although you may feel slightly embarrassed to be dating a younger guy, it's really not that big of a deal. Love is love, right?
If you still feel iffy about the situation, we've got all the reasons why you really shouldn't be bothered by the age or grade difference. See what we mean below.
1. It's the Feelings That Count
To reiterate our point above, love is love. If you and a younger guy have an emotional connection and he acts mature for his age, then who cares if he's younger? All that matters is how this person makes you feel. If being with them raises you up, then go for it.
2. In the Grand Scheme of Things, This Age Gap Won't Matter
When you look back on life, even, like, five years from now, you'll probably laugh to yourself about how little of an impact dating a guy one or two years younger had on you. What you will remember? The memories and how this person made you feel. The age? Not so much. And heck, this most likely won't be the last time you date or crush on someone who isn't your age.
3. Tons of Well-Known People Date Younger Guys
Guess what? You're not alone in your choice to date younger. I mean, look at Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne (#RIP)—heck, Kris Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble is more than 25 years younger! So yeah, no one's judging you, girl.
4. Dating Outside of Your Grade Gives You a Chance to Meet New People
If you date someone your age, chances are you already know most of the same people. Dating younger exposes you to your boyfriend's friends, who you likely didn't know before. The more, the merrier, right?
5. If You're Ready for a Relationship, Isn't This Better Than Being Single?
If you really want to be in a relationship for the right reasons, then do not let age stop you. Romantic companionship is crucial for girls who are over being single, so give yourself an opportunity to have someone care for you instead of missing out on potential love because you're insecure over age.
6. You Have Nothing to Lose
If a guy's maturity is what concerns you about getting into a relationship with someone younger, it's worth giving a shot at least temporarily. If you realize early on that you two aren't on the same page, then you end things swiftly and move on to the next. If you don't give this person a shot simply because of their age, you'll never know if it could've turned into something meaningful. Worst case scenario, you two break up and you gain more knowledge about what you want in a partner moving forward!
Still feeling insecure about dating younger? Maybe that will change if you read THIS and realize your S.O. is a good influence on you.