My dad is dating a much younger woman

So, if something seems too good to be true (read: he or she is too hot for you by about eight years), it probably is.

Here are four problems you'll likely run into if you break the 8-year rule: I once went out with a woman who was under the impression that Lauryn Hill was made famous by being in "Sister Act 2."Now, there are a few reactions you can have to this.

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Listen, if I could do it over again, I may not have moved out of my parents' house as soon as I did.

I could've saved a ton more money, and essentially, my social life as it is wouldn't be any different.

These days the idea of young women dating older – often significantly older - men barely raises an eyebrow. A long stints in an asylum for the criminally insane? But just because she hasn’t shared a similar experience, don't feel that she wouldn't relate to your life or your issues; open up and you never know what wisdom she could offer.

But just because you were her age once, it doesn’t mean that dating a young woman is always plain sailing. Whatever the age gap, here’s how to date a younger women successfully. Youth might imply less experience, but it doesn’t mean a lack of empathy, nous and emotional intelligence.

So, I'm proposing this "8-year rule" in dating as an absolute.

The 8-year rule states that you shouldn't date anyone outside of an 8-year age range. I've dated (or tried to date) women who are older, younger and, if you'll believe it, exactly the same age as I am.

So to be clear, I'm not dumping on anyone who still lives with their folks.

However, I am saying that if you're 30 and dating someone who lives with their parents… This one is going to make me sound old AF, and I'm OK with that.

But there's a difference between playing a role and codependence.

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