He's had a heck of a lot more life experience than you have.You are in your late twenties, a time in life when you are just beginning to become sure of who you are and what you want.Yes, he might be into you because you like the same bands and you act "mature for your age." (Has he ever told you that you have "an old soul?" Puke.) But mostly, it's the fact that he's your first.I wasn’t sure how it would go, yet there he was, charming the pants off them all by himself, busting out his A-material small talk with some friends in a corner. Instead I shoved a cracker in my mouth and mulled over her question as I pretended it was hard to chew. Yes, my new man was older than me, much older than me. After politely playing 20 questions with Sue about my new boyfriend, I knew this was the one she was getting at.He was more exciting to be with than any of the 20-something guys I knew.And before I even knew what a great screw he was, I was already smitten with his wit and the way he filled out a pair of pants. Should I really have let 15 years come between me and happiness, just so I could avoid judgment from girls like Sue?
Among the biggest reasons that he likes you is because you're young.
DO be lovey dovey, but DON' T nickname him something based on his age (Fancypants is cool, though).
Does any man really like to be called your Sexy Silver Fox?
You are concerned that a 15 year age difference may be a "terrible idea" or "setting yourself up for future failure." Are these irrational concerns, or is this your intuition trying to out-talk your infatuation?
In my opinion, there is a lot more than just 15 years that separates you from your 42-year-old boyfriend.