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.
Because of such realities, it is highly advisable for you to weigh all the things that are going to be involved in your plan of dating an older man.
This way, you will know whether you are doing the right decision in life or not.
But let me discuss to you this time the awesome benefits of dating an older man.
It's possible that your family will have difficulty adjusting to and accepting your mate if he's close to your parents in age, or not far from it.
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.
Another disadvantage is when one of you makes a cultural reference to a commercial you watched as a child, or an "oldie" that you danced to at your prom, and the other can't relate.
This could present challenges to the two of you forming a bond by either highlighting the age difference or because a lack of common cultural references can make communication more difficult. If you're really interested in your older mate, then professionals at Two Of Us recommend that you embrace these differences.