You don't have anything in common

Dating someone younger meme

Being physically attracted to each other is a normal, healthy part of relationships, but that's rarely the only reason why people are in them. Of course they're different people who bring different perspectives, but these differences aren't determined by age alone. Regardless of the answers, most of us like to believe that love can conquer any differences. There's never going to be a magic number of years between you two that determines whether or not it'll work out. But it can also serve as a nice reminder that your age doesn't have to dictate a certain personality.

Every time any of us put ourselves out there romantically, we run the risk of seeming like creeps because we're being vulnerable. Two people in a real relationship are almost never going to make exactly the same amount of money. Someone always has to earn less, but this can always change over time, and it's never a reflection of either person's age. So let's give couples and each other the benefit of the doubt and leave the math out of it. Being attracted to someone rarely makes you ignore every other aspect of connection, though, so a majority of relationships come with depth.

You have the internet, so use it. An age gap can come with some challenges, just like all relationships come with their own challenges.

And this is good for romance because you most likely don't want to date yourself. People are so quick to cry mommy or daddy issues when they encounter a couple with any sort of age difference.

You care what people think

You can't understand each other's references. There are plenty of people in this world to connect with on the basis of so much more than how many years you've been alive.

Your relationship with each

You care what people think. Your relationship with each other has something to do with your relationship with your parents. One of these concerns might be an age difference. If you've ever met someone where the only thing you have in common is your age, you know that can get old really fast. Not only do these opinions not matter, they say a lot more about those expressing them than the couple in question.

As long as the two people involved are being respectful of each other's boundaries, there's nothing to judge here. You could arguably trace any decision, romantic or otherwise, back to your parents if you try hard enough, but there's no need to obsess over that.

We all want to find love and when we do, we just want people to accept and support that as long as no one gets hurt. And let's face it, making these assumptions isn't a grown-up way to approach dating, either. It can't be a deep relationship.

You don't have anything in common. When there's an age gap, it's easier to unfairly assume that the attraction is only physical.