I am eight years older than my husband, and our respective ages have never been an issue between us. Also, I'd just like to request that you and society as a whole work super-hard to unpack yourselves of this notion. Similar Threads 17 year old dating a 14 year old, too big of a gap at a young age? As I reviewed the data, I realized that one rule was not enough. I don't know what to say about your apparent internalized belief that men "should be" older than their female partners or they'll lose status, except a it's certainly a widespread cultural meme in lots of places, and b in my experience, cultural memes like that are usually obstacles to creating relationships that work for you, not for random TV gossip shows or shock jocks or whoever. Here's a good rule of thumb:
This is not enough data to say anything about you.
How Young is Too Young to Date?
Also face early thirties deosn't look that much different to late 20's its not like she's got grey hair and a walking stick, no one is going to look twice. And the line about not able to attract a younger woman. As I reviewed the data, I realized that one rule was not enough. The researchers approached random people in public and asked them to imagine themselves in a romantic relationship with an attractive person of the opposite sex. I've done it at 30 and It's not wrong to consider it, either, but talking about it in this particular way reinforces a lot of gross sexist norms so I suggest not bringing it up like this around other people or around this woman. If you think this way already, what you are going to think when it's time for your friends to meet your girlfriend?