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.
You are creating your life while he is already in the prime of his.
I know he's not old enough to really be my father, but he's up there.
It's really a case of two kindred spirits being separated by a lot of numerical years. - Old Soul, 27 Dear Old Soul, Just the fact that you are presenting this question makes me wonder if you already know the answer.
That said; the positives of marrying someone older have been rapidly lost in a world where “young love” is often touted as the best kind. You’ll always be the “young one.”After all, she’s old, too.
We have endless and effortless conversations about the myriad interests we share, he's hilarious (and he thinks I am too), we share the same values in life, I feel like I can be 100% myself with him. Let me be clear, I'm not drawn to him because he "fathers me." I have a great, solid relationship with my dad and have no issues there.In my opinion, there is a lot more than just 15 years that separates you from your 42-year-old boyfriend.He's had a heck of a lot more life experience than you have.If I follow what feels right, am I setting myself up for future failure? Usually, we don't question the things we know in our gut to in our best interests.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?