How did you introduce an older SO to your family?

Thumper Logic Thumper Logic
If you are or have been in a relationship with someone significantly older, how did you go about introducing them to your family? And what were the responses you got?
11/01/2012
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Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
Well for me it was easy since they already knew him. Their initial reaction was mixed. Some didn't care, others tried to lodge a protest using the age card. I didn't let it bother me either way... it was *my* choice, not theirs.

That was 20+ years ago, and we're still together so I think they've all gotten over it by now

~M
11/02/2012
solitudinarian solitudinarian
I kept telling my dad that he was "in his 20s" when he was 29 at the time (I was 17). He somehow guessed his age. I've always liked older men so I don't think anybody was too shocked.

My parents suggested meeting him after we had been going out for a couple of months. My mum has always been very supportive. I'm not sure that my dad is too happy about it, but he has stopped suggesting that I date other people at least. My grandma doesn't seem to like him too much. He gets on well with my sisters, and my uncles seem to enjoy chatting with him. His whole family is really nice to me.

It's hard at times, but we've been together for almost two years so people have gotten used to it for the most part. I hate it when people assume that he is some sort of predator. He treats me with nothing but kindness and respect, plus I was the one who asked him out.
11/02/2012
smlove smlove
my wife is younger than my parents, but older than my brothers.
It kinda helped that one of my brothers was already dating a woman 12 years older than him. He was worried that my parents would care, but they didn't. and they still didn't care that my wife is 25 years older than me. they think she's awesome.
so far, no one in my family has really given a crap. they're awesome.
11/03/2012
EmuLove EmuLove
My mom actually introduced me to my hubby. He absolutely loves my parents and he is one of the VERY few people my dad can stand. My dad was skeptical at first but after seeing how much happier I was with my older man it just didn't matter anymore. We did a lot of "hanging out" with my parents too which was awkward and annoying sometimes but is showed them we were serious and mature. We have been married for 2 years now and been together for about 4, he just turned 40 this last summer and I just turned 22.

My catholic grandparents, aunts, and uncles however are still getting used to it lol
12/18/2012
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