I share this with you because I encourage you to ask yourself if some of his appeal lies in the simple fact that he is older.Furthermore, other than the very obvious reasons, why is a 42-year-old dating a 27-year-old?Some say love is blind and ageless, but a sustainable relationship is built on a lot more than just love alone. Just think about having children in your thirties, and chasing around toddlers with a man in his late forties.It takes a certain amount of compatibility to carry you through the decades ahead. I hear that you are an old soul, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to date someone significantly older to meet your "soul-match." I say go for a five to seven year age difference.
If you were 40 and he was 55, I would not be as concerned about the age difference as both of you would have had ample time to experience life and mold your identity.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.Plus, this is a new relationship and you need to take into account that some of the sparks you feel come from the novelty of it.But bottom-line, you are the only one who really knows if this relationship is a fit.I'm not saying it couldn't work; I'm just asking you to think beyond the immediate comfort and initial honeymoon phase, evaluate your doubts and the source of those doubts, and ask yourself if this is what you really want.He's had a heck of a lot more life experience than you have.