Dating Older Women
With older dating stereotypes growing fainter everyday, dating older women no longer has the stigma attached to it that it once did. This is good for both men and women as age truly is just a number. It is unfortunate to think that so many people let a little age discrepancy, ego, and traditional clichés get in the way of what could have been a great match for themselves. Older women offer many things that men just can’t find with the younger ladies out there today. For some reason society has long accepted this weird cliché that women mature much faster than men do and subsequently an older man dating a younger women was seen as not only acceptable, but encouraging or natural. I don’t accept these premises. Any maturity discrepancy one way or the other is very small between the sexes, and there is no good reason that a mature young man should feel uneasy about dating older women.
Advantages of Dating Older Women
There are many advantages to dating older women. Not the least of which is the fact that young females today suffer from more insecurities than ever before. There are likely a myriad of reasons for this, and many of them are the fault of men themselves, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying for someone to spend a whole evening having to affirm obvious things for a date. In my experience when you are dating older women, they have come to accept their strengths and weaknesses (at least much more so than their younger counterparts) and consequently are much more confident. Another advantage of dating older women is the fact that they will not always depend on you to fit the bill. They are usually much more financially secure and are not attached to the usual roles that are responsible for emptying the wallets of men everywhere.
Challenges of Dating Older Women
While there are many advantages of dating older women there are also some general downside to dating older women in my experience as well. First and foremost, older women are generally dating with the specific goal in mind. If you are not ready for true commitment, then it can be difficult just “dating for fun” if you plan on dating older women. Keep in mind that these women often have challenging careers and a full life. They usually don’t depend on dating as a source of entertainment, or for building their self-worth. This means that they don’t “need” to date as a general rule as much as younger women do. It is also usually harder to impress women who have been wined and dined before. They have more life experience and aren’t impressed as easily as women that are going through things for the first (or second, third, etc) time. This can put a lot of pressure on a guy who is on a budget, yet wants to try and impress a lady. All and all, I believe that dating older women is great if you are at a spot in your life where you want to get serious and are sick of insecurities.