He wakes up fresh and glowy and you look like this.9.He uses words like "dope." Actually, this is sort of cute.10. Every time you're walking, he grabs your hand and sprints to cross at the street the next light before it turns red.
And sometimes, they do; sometimes someone who is older really is more emotionally intelligent. Hell, we've even developed a terminology to describe people who look like adults on the outside, but are basically middle schoolers on the inside — that'd be that scourge of the dating world, the "man-child" or "woman-child." In my own mid-twenties, I dated a 30-year-old, expecting to find someone ready to get serious sheerly based on his age and professional accomplishments; instead, I found an immature trainwreck who made rude comments about my weight and cheated on me basically every time I was out of earshot.
Lots of women who've dated around have similar stories that prove that there's no concrete relationship between being older and actually acting like an adult.
He still wants to have intellectual discussions with you over dinner because he misses the ones he had in college.
Sorry, I want to smash my face directly into my fresh rosemary pasta without discussing the recurring motifs of Francis Ford Coppola films. He can eat whatever and expects you to also be able to eat whatever.
But this kind of thinking conflates practical responsibility with emotional maturity — which isn't really accurate.
We might think that certain concrete markers of adulthood — a prestigious job; a working knowledge of personal finance; properly assembled Ikea furniture —signify a related degree of emotional maturity.Like when you're walking home drunk and he's like "Hey, we should eat something, lets stop at this place that's famous for their sour-cream-and-chili-covered hot dogs wrapped in bacon!!" And you're like, how do you not realize my stomach is a shitty used car that'll break as soon as you drive it out of the lot?? He can drink until he passes out and barely feel it the next day, because #youth.In a few years, he'll be just as cynical as you are, but right now his idealism is half-adorable, half-irritating.13. It doesn't turn you on so much as make your subconscious add a trombone into your dream.16.You have to teach him how to correctly do adult stuff/run mildly challenging errands/wash things until they are actually clean. His endurance is awesome, but his skill may not always match. He grew up with a high-speed smorgasbord of any porn he wants.I also had a lot of friends who couldn't believe how dumb I was — didn't I remember how difficult it was to get a guy to commit at age 24? Of course, I didn't "go through that again," and five years into our relationship, no one really gives a sh*t about how old either of us are.