I am 22 years old, and the guy I am currently dating is 32 (coincidentally, we have the same birthday, so we are exactly 10 years apart). We've been dating for about three weeks now, and we have already spoken about taking things slow, so we haven't even had sex yet. Which I definitely respect and appreciate, because that's been rare to find in my experience. We have so much in common, he's super smart AND super cute and we both really like each other. I think soon I'm going to talk with him and tell him that I'm interested in being boyfriends and taking things further.
When I told my friends that he was 32, they said they didn't care, as long as I was happy, they were happy for me. But the thing is, my two best friends (though supportive) said the same things. Like, "When he was graduating high school, you were in third grade" and stuff like that. So I feel like everyone else is going to be thinking the same things and thinking our relationship is weird. What do you guys think? Is the age difference an issue? Is dating someone 10 years older than you really that weird?