Anyone who’s been in a serious long-term relationship knows the journey isn’t without certain challenges, and when you’re dating an older man—we’re talking a decade or more—things can get even trickier.
I know this firsthand, as I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been dating an older guy nearly 15 years my senior for almost four years.
When you tell someone that you’re dating a younger guy, the first thing they always bring up is both your ages. Have you never thought of dating Bill from across the park?
And while cliché dictates that, sure, men are into it, there’s been some recent research done about younger females often gravitate toward mature men.She may already have children, which will bring its own challenges and rewards.A responsibility like children will restrict spontaneity and you won’t always be the priority in her life.Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am.