He's the beneficiary of your lessons and your humor, and yes, that experience applies to the way you handle yourself in bed. Sure, we all tend to grow more opinionated as we get a little older, and some of us are young at heart and open-minded forever.
But we may be more likely to find an enthusiastic cheerleader and non-judgmental partner in a person who is on the younger side.
Dating someone younger—whether you’re two or three years his senior or are talking cougar territory—certainly can work (look at Eva Longoria and her 4-years younger beau), but being an “older woman” in a relationship does tend to come with certain perks and downfalls.
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.
Think of all the things you two can discuss and you can take the lead and enjoy being the mentor.
Everything from the business world to the books you read, and the pleasures you care to indulge in during private moments.
A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.When it comes to failing with the opposite sex, I am a giant and I would like to invite you to stand on my shoulders. The next 6 months were like the buildup of a mid-90s slasher where every brutal act hits closer and closer to home until you realize it’s all because of that one shitty thing you once did.After dating a guy two years younger than me, I decided to date an older man… This ended with me getting a restraining order against him.The next 12 months after that were like “The Land Before Time” because even though it had its charming moments we all know all the dinosaurs are dead now and you can’t help thinking it the entire time.That brings me to today, 20 months since the breakup and I am Billy Murray in Groundhog Day. Keep reading: Reason #1: If you were to conceive a child with him it would be the same age gap as you and your lover.*gross* Reason #2: When you ask him about his previous relationship it is likely to have begun before you bought your first bra.