Similarly, in a 1994 study using a nationally representative sample of single americans younger than 35, the results revealed that women were significantly more willing than men to marry someone older by five years conversely, men were significantly more willing than women to marry someone who was younger by five years. As the saying goes, “you’re only as old as the man you’re feeling so, are madonna, mariah, and j-lo all on to something with their considerably younger beaus or should we take a lesson from demi and avoid robbing cradles we asked 10 women to tell us what they learned from dating a younger guy read on to see what they had to say. We asked dating expert susan winter, co-author of older women, younger men, for some advice don’t assume he’s going to cheat “the assumption that a younger man will inevitably cheat on an older woman is part of the historic nonsense by which women are made to feel fearful, valueless and undesirable,” she says.
The idea that it's normal and natural for men to date women five, 10, 15 or even 20 years younger than them is pretty firmly culturally ingrained at this point however, it's worth taking a second look at whether this phenomenon should continue to be taken for granted there are certain difficulties that accompany every relationship with a.
The thought of dating a woman 5, 10, or even 15 years younger than you can seem appealing because they’re typically more playful and optimistic, can come with less relationship baggage, and (let’s be honest) their bodies haven’t been through the test of time yet it’s no surprise that dating younger women can seem like a real plus for an older man. A survey in 2003 by aarp of 2,094 older single women, 40 to 69, found that 20 percent were dating or had recently dated a man at least five years younger christie nightingale, founder of premier match, a matchmaking service that charges from $6,500 to $50,000 and has 10,000 members in its database, said she had seen a striking leap of interest among women.
One woman, who is married to a man 14 years younger, said the only time she feels threatened by her age is when she looks in the mirror but that fear has forced her to come up with her own solution to the issue.
Making the most of being an older man with a younger woman the fact is, she fell for you, not a younger guy, and you have to play up your strengths without overcompensating or displaying any insecurities if she’s dating an older man, there’s probably a reason, and the best you can do in this situation is make the most of what.
“i was recently dating a younger man who obviously knew that i had been married and had a child,” says kris lyndon, 40, of phoenix “after a while, he told me he wanted to get serious—but he’d rather experience marriage and pregnancy with a woman who was also experiencing it for the first time.