The late, great Aaliyah said it best, “Age ain’t nothing but a number.” You can’t help who you fall in love with, love comes at the most unexpected times and can be found in the most unexpected places. But could you be happy if love decided to unexpectedly show up between your dad and your BFF? Or between your boy from college and your mom? While could totally deal with either of my parents falling for someone younger than them (provided that person isn’t looking for a meal ticket, etc), I think I would raise all kinds of unholy hell if my close girlfriend decided that my dad was going to be her new bed buddy. Oh no, damn that!
My objection wouldn’t be their age, or even that I think my friends wouldn’t make suitable mates for my parents. It would be based on the fact that some situations are too close for comfort. My good friend and my parent, where are the boundaries? How can I hang out and party with my friend like I used to knowing that mom or dad might tag along? What about group vacations? And if they marry, am I supposed to now call them my stepmom or stepdad….really? It would be like worlds colliding and no good ever comes from that. I’m all for loving who you want, but for me personally I would need my parents and friends to stay on opposite sides of the dating pool, thanks.
Could You Deal With A Parent Dating Your Friend?