Dating a girl 4 years older

Even some 30-something guys I knew didn’t seem ready.But as I observed how he interacted with people at church and did his job, my fears were alleviated. I guess it was because I’d heard two or three stories of the woman being seven years older, so I’d sort of decided that was the outer limit of age difference acceptability. (And I would hit 31 a month before his next birthday.) Feeling defeated, I sat at the small wooden table in Starbucks, where I was meeting Kevin for the first time since my startling discovery. In case you’re wondering, I married that guy eight months later.

From our first conversation, I could tell he was very mature for his age. Once I learned his actual age, I was concerned that he might not be ready to settle down and have a family, when I definitely was. After spending a few days trying to adjust to the fact that the handsome co-leader of my small group was seven years my junior, I had just realized that he was actually eight years younger!A question I receive often is, “How did you make the decision to date and marry a younger guy?The problems we were talking through — for example, what if someday our sex drives didn’t match up? We were just going to be more proactive about them.The bigger question was whether or not God was drawing us together.

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