Dating a woman 10 years older
One of the only studies I could find on the topic, "Older Women/Younger Men: A Look at the Implications of Age Difference in Marriage" notes in its abstract (ah, the frustrations of journal paywalls): "While there is a lot of information in the literature about men who date and marry younger women, the research on this subject is very limited or outdated." What the researchers did find in their interviews with eight married couples with wives at least 10 years older than their husbands echoed part of the You Tube commentor's query: the men especially enjoyed the women's maturity and confidence, while the women appreciated the younger guys' vitality.Likewise, the lead researchers told The New York Times that while the women also reported some age-related anxiety (hearkening back again to the older men-younger women romantic custom), the couples overall were quite in happy.When I dated guys my age, I had to pay for dinner, and concerts, and their lives.With my new boyfriend, I don’t even carry a wallet around with me.”He’s only 11 years older than me, but still!
It’s not weird to me now, but that hasn’t stopped people from giving us weird looks when we are together or affectionate in public.” “I am dating someone who is close to 20 years older than me and one major perk, if I’m being honest, is that he has money.Why is it still such a sensational topic and what are the perks (and pitfalls) of entering into partnership where age knows no bounds?famously proclaimed 2009 as the year of the cougar.His rationale made sense, if a touch over-generalized: all the other women his age "are really shallow and are just after money and constantly seeking attention," hence his decision to pursue ladies around six to 10 years older "because they have their priorities straight." But in exchange for finding his apparently ideal dating demographic, he endures ribbing from guy friends who insist that it's weird.Once I mentally moved along from the odd fact I now fall into 22-year-old guys' idea of "old," I advised him to ignore his pals.