George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town. What about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were 16 years apart when they were married? In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group. I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences. Why would you date someone that old? I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:.
Pros & Cons: Being In A Relationship With An Older Man
Better With Age: 10 Pros And Cons Of Dating An Older Man
And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school. If you want to make things work, be sure you can handle the following. Fun fact: Men reach their sexual prime in their twenties due to a spike in testosterone, while women typically reach theirs in their 30s and 40s. Add the fact that younger guys have more stamina, and you just may have a match made in orgasm heaven. But a younger guy likely is packing less. Be forewarned, though: Less baggage can also mean a lack of relationship skills, such as communicating and resolving problems and conflicts, says Melanie Matcek, a matchmaker and relationship coach in San Antonio, TX.
Examining the Pros and Cons of Dating a Much Older Man
At some point in your dating life, you will be approached by an older man. You might be at an upscale bar when a handsome, well-suited gentleman with salt and pepper hair saddles up to you and orders you a martini; you might receive an intriguing message from a sophisticated-looking fellow a generation older on a dating site; wherever and however it happens, you should consider his offer. An older man can teach you about life and love, giving a vision into your own not-so-far-off future.
That doesn't mean you have to run from the idea of dating an older man, look at George Clooney and Amal, they appear to be happy. However, there is a stigma that comes with being in a relationship with an older man. This stigma seems to stop women from doing it even though they really want to, which in turn, leaves many women unsure of what to do.