You become transparent about your income and spending.Her graduate school debt is now something you both have to figure out how to pay off and the fact you are not making as much as you are spending is an issue you both have to do something about.
Fortunately, that’s changing as more older-woman and younger-man couplings make headlines.
Actress Robin Wright, 47, is engaged to fellow actor Ben Foster, 33.
“Wills, life insurance, and home-buying plans,” adds April Mansini, who runs relationship advice site Ask April.
“Joint checking accounts become an issue once wedding gifts start to roll in and checks are made out to both people in a couple.” For solidifying your bank account, learn the scientifically-proven way to join the 1%.
Whether it’s a higher-end body wash she thinks smells good, or a suggestion that you grow your beard out a little more, in almost every case, the grooming advice she gives you is worth taking (after all, she now has to look at you every day for the foreseeable future).
“Partners influence each others’ appearances,” says Mansini.You often find a level of dedication you didn’t know you were capable of (thanks in large part to your fiancée also having a stake in your looking good for the wedding day).But whether you keep it up after the honeymoon is an open question—so narrow the answer down, by learning how fit guys motivate themselves to get to the gym.“Many guys actually step-up their game before the wedding and hit the gym more,” says matrimonial attorney Regina De Meo.“They may even get a personal trainer so they can look their best at the wedding.” If you haven’t been taking your health and fitness seriously, getting engaged and having a wedding date—when you know you’ll have to look good for photos that may be in the family for generations—can spur some serious gym commitment.Pop star Shakira is involved with a man 10 years her junior.