Given that, individuals choose love partners based on realities in their lives. The moral of my comments is that one should never preclude any possibilities. In later years, by way of contrast, another girlfriend who was 20 years older than me seemed completely comfortable with our age difference, despite the fact that I was only seven years older than her daughter. Pick a little, talk a little, pick a little, talk a little, cheep cheep cheep, talk a lot, pick a little more. There is a point at which he realized the only difference in being compatible was a number not maturity.
Odd couples are a norm.
To do so, only narrows your chances of a happy relationship. We, in fact, find them kind of sexy. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but can words really hurt me?
Right now, I feel caught in an awkward situation of trying to move forward with dating someone who reflects a real potential for becoming a loving partner or spouse.