Dating man older relationship

I dated someone long distance in college for three years, and while it wasn’t the worst thing in the world, it certainly wasn’t the best.

For starters, we were 20 years old, that tricky age where every decision is both extremely important and completely irrelevant.

There is great freedom in the act of letting things go. If you’re dating someone who lives a train ride away, it’s easy to spontaneously hop on a late night train out of the city and surprise your boo.

If there’s international travel involved, it’s a different story.

A sideways comment said out of frustration or stress can be bad, but is usually explained away face to face.

That same comment over the phone or sent by text message or Gchat has the potential to develop into a giant bomb of hurt feelings and misunderstanding. When you live in the same city, extended periods of silence or a lack of steady communication are taken in stride.

Make sure to have loose plans set in place for your visits, and be sure to share the financial burden. The thing that people don’t talk about when they discuss their long-distance relationships is the independence it affords you.

Say you meet a handsome stranger one night in the corner of a dark bar.

He’s visiting from somewhere else, but something clicks and all of a sudden it’s on.

As people’s lives become busier and as careers take off, your priorities shift.

It seems that all the negatives of an LDR in college are now its major selling points.

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