It took weeks of hanging out, hooking up, and marathon texting for him to finally come clean about his DOB, and here’s why: he was nearly 20 years my senior. This revelation initially creeped me out—had I really made out with a 44-year-old? After all, I’d heard there were so many perks to dating older guys. After months of testing out the alleged benefits of dating older, I know better.This is the kind of stuff for him to work out with his therapist, not you. While I’m sure there are some great older, men out there, I’m choosing to date in my own age range from now on. If you don’t want to be the arm candy he keeps handy in a vain attempt to recapture his youth, I recommend not dating anyone who’s closer to your parents’ age than your own. These so-called perks are really just myths designed to mask a harsh reality—that drastic age gaps in relationships are considered creepy for a reason.He was more exciting to be with than any of the 20-something guys I knew.And before I even knew what a great screw he was, I was already smitten with his wit and the way he filled out a pair of pants. Should I really have let 15 years come between me and happiness, just so I could avoid judgment from girls like Sue?Instagram If you’re like me and consider yourself a little PYT (pretty young thang)…corny I know, the thought of dating a man five or more years older than you may seem generationally awkward, and it can be sometimes.
Source: Usually when a man is much older than you, he has himself together financially. If he’s substantially older, he’s had time to learn a lesson or two about saving and making money while many younger guys are still learning. He’s broken a few hearts, had his heart broken and probably dealt with many types of emotions when it comes to relationships.
Some like them blond some like them tall, dark and handsome and some like a combination of all, some or none of the above.
However, it seems like the latest dating trend has little to do with physical attributes and more to do with age.
In the olden days it was only acceptable that a girl would date a guy who was older than she was, and if she dared date someone younger she would be shunned from society.
Ok, so maybe that's an exaggeration, but it seems that couples where the girl is older than the guy are becoming both increasingly common and socially acceptable.