Dating a younger man is a valid choice for any woman, and it’s really nobody’s business but your own.
If your friends or kids have legitimate concerns, you should hear them out and heed their warnings to a rational degree, but his age alone is not a good enough criticism.
It is up to you to decide what motivations on his side of the equation are acceptable to you and which are not.
And you also must keep your mind alert to the possibility that he just wants to use you for some devious purpose.
Guys don’t even consider a 10-year difference to be a big age gap, as they almost always date somewhat younger.
But women typically date guys a little older, and this magnifies the spread.
Women have been doing it with older guys for years. He might have growing or grown children with his ex-wife and has no desire to be with a woman who still has children at home.
He might find you sexually irresistible, or he might just be head over heels in love with you.
Perhaps it would give him the ability to pursue his artistic or entrepreneurial endeavors that might not pay off for some time. And he might find the compassion and understanding that will allow him to develop as a lover, whereas the younger women have no patience for a man who is lacking in romantic experience.
He might appreciate the lifestyle you can offer him.
He can still work hard to get ahead in his career, but you can provide fun weekend experiences and great vacations along the way.
There’s no need to take things to the “Harold and Maude” extreme to enjoy the benefits of dating a younger man, but a gratuitous fling with a younger guy did help Stella get her groove back.
It can be a rewarding experience, but before you jump into the youth pool head first, it’s best to know what you’re getting into and have some kind of plan to make it all work. The answer to the second question depends on your answer to the first.Mark Twain famously said, “Too bad youth is wasted on the young.” But today’s older women are discovering what older men have know centuries: Life’s a little better when the young waste some of their youth on you.