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There are a lot of good reasons to worry about someone’s age when you start dating them, if only because society currently seems to have so many issues about what it means when we date someone older or younger than we are. There are definite pros and cons to both situations, but of all the dating taboos we think you should break, it’s that you shouldn’t hesitate to date someone younger than you, no matter what your friends say. (This should go without saying, but we’re talking about relationships over the age of consent here. There is such a thing as *too* young.)
When we start dating someone, we make little judgements about all sorts of things that matter to us. Like someone’s questionable use of emoji or whether you can keep up with their fitness routine (or lack thereof). All of those things are important when it comes to compatibility, and age matters, too, so you’re not out of line to spend a good hard minute on considering their age. But don’t spend too long fretting over the fact that there is a few years difference between you. Think about this: Tristan Thompson is 26 years old and expecting a beautiful baby with 33-year-old Khloé Kardashian and the entire world is all about their little family. (Kourtney Kardashian is also dating a younger guy: Younes Bendjima, who is 24 years old and 14 years her junior.)
Here are some reasons that someone being doesn’t have to be a turnoff.