Cupid's Pulse Article: Pippa Middleton Travels to New York to Visit Andre BalazsCupid's Pulse Article: Pippa Middleton Travels to New York to Visit Andre Balazs

By Nicole Weintraub

According to, Pippa Middleton, sister-in-law to Prince William, visited the United States to visit with hotelier Andre Balazs over the Labor Day weekend. According to rumors, Balazs is hosting Middleton for the duration of her stay. The two dined at a restaurant  in Shelter Island, New York, where Middleton went unaccompanied by bodyguards in the attempt to remain low key. After being recognized in the restroom, Pippa became embarrassed and “turned bright red” according to an onlooker who identified Middleton.

What are some things to consider about dating someone older than you?

 Cupid’s Advice:

Dating an older person seems very appealing: established, experienced, mature. However, there are some things to consider before dating someone older. Here are some tips on how to decide if dating older is right for you:

1. Big age gap: Dating someone older than you definitely has its perks. The idea of dating someone who is mature, distinguished and experienced is appealing. Though, how old is too old? The more years there are in the age gap between yourself and your potential partner, the more difficult it may be to have things in common.

2. Different places: When trying to decide if dating someone older is right for you, think about where that person is currently in their life. The two of you may be looking for two completely different things. While you may be looking to casually date, they may be looking to settle down within the next year or so.

3. Age or maturity: One of the most alluring ideas of dating someone older is the impression that they will be more mature than people your own age. However, age does not go hand in hand with maturity. Maturity, experience and success differ from person to person. All of these positive traits are not guaranteed with dating someone older than you.

Have you dated someone older? How did you know if they were right for you? Share your experiences below.