Benefits of dating older
But for that period of time, the roles were reversed. And it felt great—who doesn’t want to be taken care of?
Researchers tracked the mom-child dyads longitudinally, checking in when the kids were 7 years old, 11 and 15.Hard as it may be to imagine a world before Facebook, the fact is, there was one—and I, along with many of my lady cohorts, lived in it. I don’t need to be omnipresent, liking everything he says or does, and I don’t have to monitor what I say, worrying it’ll be taken a certain way.Given that we didn’t suckle at that digital teat so early on like Millennials, we’re not going to live and die by whether we change our relationship status. Get this: I’m not even FB friends with the guy I’m currently seeing. I did get a glimpse of his page when he left it open one day, and I did take a gander at his ex, but I found it so stressful that I closed out of it immediately. If she’s gotten this far on her own, regardless of whatever relationships are behind her, she’s been through enough ups and downs to know she can handle just about anything.I wasn’t sure how it would go, yet there he was, charming the pants off them all by himself, busting out his A-material small talk with some friends in a corner. Instead I shoved a cracker in my mouth and mulled over her question as I pretended it was hard to chew. Yes, my new man was older than me, much older than me. After politely playing 20 questions with Sue about my new boyfriend, I knew this was the one she was getting at.I really should have answered her question with the long list of truly great things about dating an older man.
Dating an older woman is quite the rage these days.
Now he’s in his mid 40s, and married with a kid, and remembers that relationship as critical to making him the man he is now.
“As a dude, I’m told that I’m supposed to date girls my own age and take care of them, pay for dinner, and so on.
The baby-making dictum is about as old as childbearing itself: Have your children while you’re young; they’re healthier, you’re healthier, everyone’s happier.
Maybe, but a growing body of work is showing that while the dangers of later-life childbearing are real for some women, the benefits are also compelling.
She’s been to enough of these things on her own to manage just fine while you’re talking to someone else. Most of the single women I know over 35 just want a good man, period.