I always dated guys about 2 or 3 years older than me, but never anybody drastically older than me. Then I met my husband. When we met he was 38 and I was 24. I assumed he was only 30 or 31 because he is very young-looking, so when he asked me out I said yes. At the end of our first date, conversation brought our ages out and I was shocked! I remember going home and thinking, can I date someone that much older than me? (we are technically 14 1/2 years apart) Well, the truth is I was already falling in love with him so I didn't have much of a choice! We moved in together after a while, got engaged, got married, and now here we are. He's 41 now and I just turned 27. To be honest, sicne that very first date, the difference in our ages hasn't been an issue at all. The only time it comes up is in occasional jokes. We have many of the same interests, goals, and values.