The appeal of dating an older man is that women, in general, emotionally mature faster than men in our age range. So when we find someone that matches us emotionally and in maturity, they tend to be a keeper, regardless of age. (Or we just accept that our boyfriends are going to be a little immature and move on with life.)
Some women, as mentioned, decide to date an older man. This is a very common occurrence, but the woman then needs to consider a few things before getting more serious in the relationship.
Here are a few things that women generally forget to think about when they decide to date an older man:
1. He’s older
Well, in the excitement of dating someone who has his head in the right place, women sometimes forget that he is much older and is not going to stay the same age forever. As they get older, they are also going to face a lot of trouble because she is much younger.
The phases of life that she is currently experiencing are the ones he has experienced already. He might be able to understand them, but he might not be able to relate to what she is feeling anymore.
2. With age comes a whole set of new problems
Well, if she is 25 and is dating someone who is a decade older than her, then it works for that timeframe. But a 30-something-year-old man might try to dominate in a relationship with a younger woman unless she is astonishingly headstrong. He might hit a mid-life crisis soon and the expectations of the relationship might change.
When older men dating younger women realize this, they either learn to keep up with the pace of their lady love, or the woman has to either understand his problems and deal with them or reconsider the relationship altogether.
3. Physical strength difference