I know he's not old enough to really be my father, but he's up there.
A word of caution though, if you think and anticipate failure, you will surely achieve it!
" I echo her word of caution and circle back to the simple truth that you are having doubts.
my mom loves him, but i've had alot of trouble because people judge us. so idont care what people think about me its my life not theres i was with a 30 and im 37 and i got picked on but i just laughed and told them i picked him up at the highschool.so just tell them that you picked him up at the nursing home.they bust your **** or say something to you.. tell them look stop talking **** that you dont want to hear it anymore and if they cant accept who you are with then i would talk to them anymore.. I have gone through the same with people (freinds) who have had opinions of me and what I do. You will never keep people happy, so don't even involve their personal opinion in your personal relationship. If anyone says anything to you or even looks at you strangely,just say "I'm respected" that's what matters to me! That is normal in some cultures and not a bad idea.
because if there your true freinds they will be happy for you no matter who you are with.them judge you maybe there just jealous.the i do not care additude and it will eventually stop.. It is none of their business and some people love to gossip and embelish their thoughts. If this gentleman truly makes you happy then disregard the naysayers and follow your own heart. well if you're old enough to know what you want and if your mother approves of him, I don't know why you worry too much about what other people say. Im in pretty much the same situation, but its only been a few weeks. She knows him and does like him, but she works for him (as do i, its how we met). I however need to get my children off into the world before I make a commitment to marriage,.. My first 'girl friend' at 19 was my mom's friend - I was her "pool boy".
By dating someone so much older, you are missing out on being with someone who is in the same phase of life that you are; someone with whom you can share the joys and pitfalls of discovery.