As the cliche goes, “the heart desires what the heart desires.” We have no control whatsoever over who we fall in love with. Love does not appear to care whether a person is young or old, but we do. People are concerned about age differences due to their negative reputation in society. Therefore, we assume that developing romantic feelings for individuals outside of our age group is unacceptable. Consider your prospective partner’s level of maturity prior to dismissing the idea of love. If both of you possess the same level of maturity, do not let the age number influence your decision. When you were younger, you may have dated an older individual. Perhaps you weren’t meant to be with this person during your formative years, but you’ll reconnect once you’ve developed a shared worldview. Perhaps this person entered your life at an inopportune time to teach you a lesson. In any case, it may have occurred for a reason. Even if he is 30 years old and you are 20, he is just as confused by his life as you are. Although a 10-year age difference may appear intimidating, you and your partner share similar life experiences. I’m not sure why that amount would be sufficient to separate two lovers. He’s been around longer than you, but that doesn’t mean he has a better grasp of where he stands in life. You already have the upper hand in fifty percent of the battle.