The more you are confident in YOU, the less the bad stuff affects your decisions. A loving reciprocal relationship is tough to come by. I hope that when i do tell my parents they'll see how much i love him, and how sure i am in our relationship. There is no way on this earth that you can get them to 'like' the idea of you dating a much older guy. Going in and talking with them, you have realize BEFOREHAND that they can say whatever they feel.That they may explode, that they may just adore it. You are in a relationship with your guy, you feel it's the right thing to do, you are not in a relationship with your parents.
If you are wishy-washy at all about itn then you may be in for a storm. Then whatever anyone says (including your parents) doesn't matter. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY what YOU think about what they think. You are worried about what's going to happen, you are dreading breaking the news... If they don't like it will it tear you apart inside?
People will say bad things and people will say good things. you are absolutely right about being confident in what i'm doing, and i DO believe in what i am doing with him. There really is no way you can know what they will think... Will it tear apart the relationship you believe in?
BUT don't let what they say - good or bad - define what it is that you have.
You will meet many people who will oppose your relationship with this man, and as long as it is healthy, loving and growing (something that makes BOTH of you better people as a result of it) then make sure you are sure.
Because whn you are sure, those OPINIONS are just opinions, not rules.
It's not at all that i fell in love with the wrong person, because i don't feel he is the wrong person at all, our only "problem" if any in our relationship is the age gap. As a dad, seeing that my daughter brings home a 40 (almost) year old guy... How important is the statement "age is just a number" to you?His parents know about us and they like me, but i know it will be a big issue with my parents. Because you are going to have to solidify your belief in that statement to sell it to your parents.If you believe in your relationship, you believe that you are making the right choice and doing the right thing for yourself, then approaching your parents will tough, but manageable.They may not like it, but they are more concerned for their baby - you.Your BF is not in a relationship with your parents.You can take what your parents say under consideration, you can use their OPINION as a giude post.