There are plenty of men who are ready to think about marriage and kids at 26, but not with a woman who's desperate to rush into it.The true waste of your time is dwelling on this issue in a way that drives perfectly good men away from you.
I mean, sure, there are some things that are different about dating someone who isn’t your age, but for the most part it’s really not that big of a deal. The most common reaction to the age difference is total shock, followed by the question “But how did you meet? Sometimes when you’re with him and all of his friends, you might feel a little out of place. You learn that people are rude enough to ask questions like, “But why would you date someone younger than you? I do eventually want to get married and have kids, and whereas before I paid little attention to my own biological clock and didn't worry, now since I've turned 30 I'm becoming slightly more aware.It's not that I'm going to rush anything or expect kids now, but it is something I need to consider when dating I feel like and whether the guy I'm dating would eventually want the same things.When they find out my boyfriend is younger, one of the first things people ask me is if he’s immature. I obviously don’t think he’s immature if I’m dating him. People I barely know are always asking me, “But aren’t you worried about you guys not being on the same page? You’ll get used to those moments of realizing your childhoods were just a little different. After all, you didn’t exactly grow up at the same time.