He told me his name, we talked for a bit, I enjoyed his humour and was completely surprised when he asked for my phone number. Amidst all the thoughts running through my head since the moment we met, one thing was for certain. at times, being in a relationship with a younger man comes with its own set of challenges versus a relationship of similar age. Surprisingly, it may not be what you think: Having been alive longer than a younger man, older women have experienced, learned and grown from life’s trials.I know I don’t entirely look my age, especially wearing worn out pyjamas, but I was flattered he had asked. I knew I felt something very deep for him, and could feel he felt the same about me, if not deeper at the time. I am a confident woman, but I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I’m well aware of how he could easily be with a smoking hot 20-something-year-old, just as he is well aware that I could be with an older, well-established man. Older women can provide valuable advice and guidance that comes through those extra years of life.Connecting and speaking the same soulful “language” as someone is a rarity that must be treasured when found.Older women have had time to think of what they want in life.They understand the value and importance of giving their partner freedom.Having the ability to trust someone is essential to a healthy relationship.Being an “airhead” and not contributing or being of mindful benefit is not sexy. Knowing what is important in life is very attractive.Planning ahead, taking one’s job or career seriously, not going into work hungover, not blowing a paycheque on silly things, and not focusing on all the small, irrelevant details in life is hugely understated in life.
I'm 16, about to be 17, and I'm dating this guy that is 24.
The only time age became a problem is when he mentioned that he might be to old to have kids. We are taking it slow, but why should we be scared or embarrassed about age-gaps if he genuinely makes me happy.
I know you might think it is a bit quick to judge, after just one date, maybe it is, but it doesn't change the fact that I haven't been able to stop smiling since.
After the date he called me a million times and has even invited me to his best friend's wedding.
Our chemistry and compatibility is like nothing I have ever experienced.
They have had enough time to come to terms and accept who they are, and what they want in life.