My boyfriend split up with me because I am 10 years older than him

After a few years of casual friendship, a man asked me out. He asked my age on one of our first dates, at which point we realised I was more than 10 years older than him (I’m in my late 40s). Although we have similar habits, activities and friends, he was concerned that I am older, and broke things off last year after about half a year. After a few months, we started seeing each other again, for almost a year. He again broke things off, saying he couldn’t “get over the age gap” and that he had broken up with his previous partner for the same reason.

It’s not about having children. We like and respect each other, enjoy each other’s company and are attracted to each other; there is no meanness. Is it time to move on and accept his mental limitation?

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