Pros and cons of dating younger men
It seems whatever age I am (and, spoiler alert: I'm in my thirties now), I've found myself saying "guys my age don't have their shit together." Even when I was on Tinder, I set my minimum age to a couple years older then me because I had no interest in dating younger.But then I met Ben (name has been changed to protect the overly sensitive).An older man can make you feel protected, taken care of, young, and sexy.It's hard to hear your ticking biological clock over the sound of a refined gentleman recommending an expensive whiskey.(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.I remember being a little lamb myself in my mid-twenties.I felt sad for him and I understood what he was going through, but I was relieved to know that those woods were behind me.
The older you get, the less difference it makes if your partner is younger.
“There are plenty of younger people who are a lot more mature than older men and women, and who are such go-getters that they're more successful than people twice their age,” Masini said.
“They're more ready to date an older partner than you guessed.” THIS TYPE OF CHEATING IS NOW ON THE RISE, DATA SUGGEST If you’re thinking about dipping your pen into some younger ink, Masini pointed out there are several ways dating someone five, 10 or even 15 years your junior can be beneficial. You may be more likely to find love Dating a younger person opens an entire demographic that you may have been missing out on, Masini said.
The maturity difference in a 20-year-old man versus a 30-year-old man is vast.
A lot of women I know prefer to date older men — and, hey, I get that.