And I don't mean a few years older

Dating an older lover

That's the kind of gap I am talking about. His emotional needs will differ from yours simply because he is in a different stage of life.

Girls want to grow up fast, and they feel all grown up with an older man who socializes with others his age. This is the number one game-changer in all relationships. Develop an interest in whatever it is that he likes. Navigating between the various social circles, including family and friends, can be challenging.

You will need to find the right balance between doing things together and being independent. If you wish to start a family, there are emotional and physical barriers.

You will be in the prime of your life, and he'll be rapidly approaching the end of his. However, my next point is going to contradict this one.

Girls want to grow upThis is the number one gamechanger

They are still dealing with their emotions. Jealousy takes a backseat.

Getty Images His confidence gets major points. Also, get him to do the same for what you love to do. After all, their parents would have secured a commendable standard of living in their middle age, and the girl would like to ensure that she gets similar comforts when she marries. In fact, the numbers get more interesting. Kyle Jones, a year-old Pittsburgh guy, was in the news for having a relationship with year-old great-grandmother, Marjorie McCool.