19 year old dating 30 year old - thoughtsWatch
But be cautious
I suppose you know you're own maturity levels, and how comfortable you feel in the relationship. I've had friends who have dated quite older men, and it's quickly transpired the reason these men enjoy dating younger women is because they have lower expectations, and essentially hang off their every word and put up less of a fight. I'm not saying your boyfriend is like this at all, but it's just something to watch out for.
But as you're young this is obviously not relevant to you yet, however you are both at very different stages in your lives - i.e. he may be very settled and stable in his career and where he lives, whereas you may just be starting out with trying to figure out what it is you want to do, and seeking opportunities everywhere and anywhere, however to make the relationship work you may have to settle just to be with him as he is not ready to uproot himself after setting up base.
That being said, if you truly think that he is the one and all that jazz and you want to be with him and want to make it work then go for it, don't let anyone put you off.
At age 30 your perspectives would be quite different from a 19-year-old, being at your age I would be careful as there suitable guys for you at a similar age to you.
But that's coming from me if you guys hit it off and it's going well... I can't say much.
It's down to individuals (sweeping generalisations have no bearing on you and him). So I'd say give it a go.
He is just turning 30 and a friend of my brother in laws, we met at his birthday party and hit it off immediately. It seems to be going very well so far but I worry about the age difference. What are your thoughts / experiences?
As for the relationship actually being successful is another thing because you're at different life stages.
However, because you are only 19, just be very cautious and careful, and get the hell out of there at the first sign of any red flags.
If you were in your mid twenties I would respond differently even with a larger age gap.
My thought don’t let yourself be used.
if I were a parent I'd be disapproving of your age gap especially considering the fact you're 19 and they're 30
if you were say, 50 and 61 then that's a different story
right now y'all are at different points in your life.