Each relationship is unique, but there are several factors that can have an impact, one of which is age...
It’s a subject of much debate and one that deserves careful thought before you move along in your search for Mr. Right. Dating a younger man can have its pitfalls as well as its plusses. Don’t let yourself get suckered in by the surface elements, there is too much at stake to be that casual.
There are obvious advantages on the physical side
Probably the most obvious plus in dating a younger man is the physical side of things. He’s stronger, more agile and has more endurance, all of which can add up to plenty of enjoyment for you. Many women prefer the adventurous side of things and just don’t feel like they can get that kind of thrill from a peer.
A youthful attitude can also be a major advantage
If you’re starting to feel bored or uninspired, having someone around you with a zest for life and all sorts of new ideas can be a real pick me up.
He might inspire you to start looking at your own life differently and trying things you might never have considered before. It can make you feel more alive and more excited, which is definitely a good thing.
Of course, every coin has two sides and dating a younger man is no different. Once that initial thrill wears off, you may find yourself looking at him in an entirely different light. A one-night stand is one thing, but when you’re in it for the long haul you need to take things a little more seriously and often younger men aren’t willing or able to do that.
Most women who become disenchanted with their younger mate cite a difference in values as the prime reason
Because you’re older, you are likely to be more financially secure and looking to plan for your retirement. But he may not be thinking that way all, preferring to live for the moment and taking financial risks that just don’t sit well with you.
And then there are the little things like being able to carry on a conversation, enjoying the same types of music or movies, things that peers are much more likely to have in common than men and women with a significant age gap.
Surely, you say, if I love him enough I can get past those kind of differences. Possibly, but more often than not, this is where a relationship can truly start to fall apart.
There is no single standard for Mr. Right; he could be younger, older or the same age as you. You owe it to yourself to be careful whenever you enter any relationship and never take it lightly.
That younger man may be just what the doctor ordered but make sure that you’re ready for everything a May/December romance entails.