Dating a 26 year old man
Age doesn't really enter into it at all. Our work was similar, we liked the same movies, the same books, we had the same political views, our musical tastes overlapped. I totally agree I am dating a 24 yr old lovely man I am I am just giving up.
About the competition
You, sincere internet stranger who is making a valiant effort to figure this out, are not a statistic. Not every man wants kids, some want a stress free easy life with someone that can make decisions.
But, if we're talking about a 26 year old guyI'm not so sure. But if you are wistful for someone to grow old with, dating out of your generation is not an ideal place to look. Most of the time we found out each others ages after we started dating and it just wasn't an issue for either of us.
But the fact that it concerns you and you have to ask this question says to me, pretty strongly, that you personally shouldn't date this woman.
Be happy for now. You know the saying, "Haters gonna hate"?
When you expect to relate to someone on a certain level, and you can't, it just causes problems. I would never ever date a woman and not be proud of her, and hide her from my friends, it wouldnt be fair. I knew her however through her brother, so I had met her at his house a few times.
Is a 26 year old man too old for a 20 year old woman??
I fully believe in us and our future, in fact I would like to marry him and have kids. I never would have guessed that. Luke Skywalker Returns to the Millennium Falcon. Be happy enjoy that young man.
If she's OK with you, you should be too.