Dating : Complicated Age-Gap Relationship
Note: Burner for obvious reasons
I (21F) recently entered a relationship with my superior at work (37M). We work at a restaurant where he is not directly in charge of me in any way, but it is important to note that he is my superior. Company policy says that if the word gets out that we are dating, he *could* be fired from his job of 9 years. I myself am not sure how long I will remain with this company, as they pay me very well and the schedule meshes well with my academic schedule.
To complicate things further, the age gap makes me nervous to tell my parents anything about this person who makes me so happy. I fear they will assume it’s a sugar-daddy situation, when in reality, it is far from it. I am very financially independent and I don’t want my parents to think otherwise.
I’m asking for advice from the bottomless pit that is the internet. Has anyone experienced something similar? Is this relationship worth the effort? WWJD? I need input.