Going On A First Date….

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

There shouldn’t be anything wrong with telling your date you are nervous– he may find it sweet!

 

Also, seven years is a larger than average age difference, but not my much.  I think when you get past ten years difference, that’s when things start to get hairy.  And even that isn’t a definite rule– my BIL is over 20 years older than my sis, and they’ve been happily married for 10 years and have two kids.

ETA: Happy Birthday!

Post # 5
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mandy102:  DH and I have a six year age gap! Seven years is not so bad. I hope your date is AMAZING!

Post # 7
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682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve got a couple friends with the same age gap!  They just got married last year 😀 DH and I have a 5 year gap and it works.  Age ain’t nothing but a number 🙂 have a great date!

Post # 8
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I agree with PPs! Age is just a number 🙂 I hope you have a happy brithday, and i hope you come back on here to update us on how it went!!!

Post # 9
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t think 7 years is that much of a difference! Just last week I went on my first date since my husband and I split up 6 months ago. And it was also with a friend, and it was also a birthday (his, though)! Haha! I was SO incredibly nervous but I had an amazing time, and I hope you do too! Just try not to overthink it and have fun 🙂 Good luck and happy birthday!

Post # 10
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451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@mandy102:  The age difference doesn’t have to be a big issue. I met FI when I was 22 and he was 30. We’ve been together for over 4 years now and living together for 3, and we’re very happy together.

Good luck on the date 🙂

Post # 11
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3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@mandy102:  You have nothing to worry about with the age difference! It’s only, what, 8 years? That is not a big deal at all– take it from someone who has been with a man 15 years her senior for 4 years. 🙂

If you already are best friends with this guy, well, you’re already compatible somehow! And you know each other, so you won’t need to do the awkward finding-out-basic-facts stuff, I’m assuming.

Don’t worry! Just be pleasant, polite, and have fun! I don’t think there’s much else to a first date than that.

 

Post # 12
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2828 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

oh, that’s barely an age difference at all! Have fun 🙂

Post # 13
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491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@mandy102:  I was dating a 31 year old when I was 24, and most of the time I forgot there was an age gap at all! Good luck! First dates are always nerve wracking but you’ll be fine 🙂

Post # 14
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842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@mandy102:  I wouldn’t worry about the age difference! I am 22 and FI is 30, and we’re so well matched that really, I hardly ever focus on the fact that he’s so many years older. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

If you’re already friends, you know the age difference doesn’t matter much when it comes to conversation and finding things in common, so i wouldn’t be worried about that. You know he’s a good guy and being nervous is good, it’s exciting! Have fun and enjoy yourself! Happy birthday!

Post # 16
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mandy102:  We have an 8 year age gap. You’ll be fine. It’s not like you’re a teenager or something! You’re both adults who are capable of taking care of themselves. Don’t stress out about it. 🙂

And it’s perfectly ok to say you’re nervous. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself. If you guys are friends already, just enjoy it.  

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