These are some things I wish younger guys knew about dating older women to help make that age gap seem less like a burden and more like a benefit.
It doesn't mean we are mad at them — or mad about anything, for that matter. Just because I don't like being in a club surrounded by young adults I view as children doesn't mean I can't have fun. It's OK for younger guys to not fully know what they want to do with their lives, but us nudging them to start thinking about it is like asking them to take a bullet for us.
Personal space is something I value, and it's something I need. We women who are dating younger men just grew out of the frat party mentality years ago, opting for better alcohol and a more mature crowd. It's an immediate trigger when you're dating a younger guy.
Younger guys don't completely comprehend how shit the world is.
They're still living in their young bubble in which everything is kind of OK and reality seems bearable.
I thought they’d match my maturity level, would “have their shit together” and would, in general, be better partners for me, the self-professed “old soul”.
Usually the guys were 4 or 5 years older, sometimes they were 8 or 10 years older (and I went on one date with a guy who was like, 18 years older), but they were ALWAYS older. I recently started dating a younger man – he’s four years younger than me – and honestly? Here’s why: Editor’s note: I’ve opened this post a jillion times to try to write it without sounding like “in defense of this one particular younger man I’m dating”.
Dating a guy three years my junior has been an adventure.
There are the perks, such as his optimism, the simplicity of the relationship and the excitement he has for pretty much anything.
I really don't understand why younger guys are fixated on who their girlfriends dated four years ago, or why they would even want to hear about them.
In all honesty, I don't even want to hear about my exes. We're together now, and that should be more than enough.
Probably seems obvious to you that age isn’t everything to do with intelligence, but it was something I hadn’t considered. ) He doesn’t seem to have baggage that scares him away from wanting future-things, like to get married and have a family.