Dating older men has become a rapidly growing social phenomenon over the last 10 or 15 years.
According to Age Match survey, there are a multitude of reasons for this growth but is primarily a result of changing, more liberal, social attitudes and, of course, the way modern day communications are instant and far-reaching - you can be in touch with almost anyone almost anywhere in the world in seconds!
Throughout history, younger women have looked to date older men, perhaps seeing them as some sort of “father figure”. However, as with any relationship, there are pros and cons and dating older men is no exception.
From the perspective of a younger woman, some of these pros and cons may include:
The older man is usually more mature than his younger contemporaries and almost certainly has far more life experience; he will be sure to know how to treat a younger woman well.
On the other hand, many older men have some “baggage” from previous relationships, such as children or ex-wives who, whilst not permanently in the picture, may cause some disharmony.
Younger women are often attracted to the power and standing an older man has, especially as he is very likely to be in a senior position in business—maybe a company director. Yet sometimes the older man may appear to be more devoted to his business than his younger woman; there have been cases where it has been difficult for a younger woman to break into the business circle of her older man, especially if she is perceived as being relatively young and inexperienced.
An older man can make sure that the financial needs of his younger woman are well catered for but, sometimes may demand more of her attention than if she was with a younger man, who is still prone the syndrome of wanting to go out and about with his friends; some younger women feel an older man is more possessive.
If a younger woman is looking for a man who is at the cutting edge of fashion and/or the latest technological gadgets or social media, then maybe an older man is not for her. Of course, the older man will almost certainly have interest in these areas but tastes and likes will differ—especially on the tech side given that many older men would have grown up without Facebook or Twitter!
Having said all this, there are pros and cons to any relationship and, at the end of the day, it all comes down to compatibility—and a large age-gap should not prevent a younger woman and older man from dating, and possible building a future for themselves!
After all, age gap dating is one of the biggest phenomenon of our times!