When I heard that Kim Kardashian, 41, had split with Pete Davidson, 28, because of his immaturity, it reminded me of the one time I dated a guy sixteen years younger than me.
I’ve had my fair share of full and robust love life. I don’t shy away from anything that bring me joy. I have dated men of all body types, ages, races and lifestyles. But when it comes to dating younger man, I draw the line. I have too many reservations with dating a younger bloke.
The stigma around the older woman/younger man relationship isn’t going away anytime soon. But despite those age-old social judgments, according to matchmakers, more than 80 percent of women say they’re interested in dating someone 10 years younger.
Whether it’s their tolerance level or their sense of humor, dating a younger man is attractive when compared to dating older men.
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Why you need to date a younger man once in a lifetime
Does the stigma with older women dating younger men come from a deep-rooted evolutionary instinct that leads women to prefer the alpha male- smarter, older, and more powerful to the untested young male?
Or is it caused by something as superficial as when a woman doesn’t want people the impression that her date is her younger brother or even her son?
Maybe women think our partners should always be at least five years older than us because girls are one step ahead of maturity by the seventh grade than boys.
Whatever part of the conventional wisdom they like, older women find it easy to dismiss younger men out of hand. Unfortunately, they could be depriving themselves of the most wonderful relationship of their life.
Depending on your relationship needs, sexual desires, and realistic expectations for a relationship in your 30s, 40s, and beyond, dating a younger man may not be a bad choice.
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They have a strong positive attitude towards life
Dating a younger man can also make you feel younger. His energy level is fired up, and he’s more enthusiastic than you are. His cheerful demeanor is fresh and invigorating, and best of all, it’s contagious. He will make you challenge your limits.
They are don’t hold back on speaking their mind
A younger man is likely to be more open-minded and less critical than an older man, so it’s easy to feel comfortable being yourself. He will let you know when you’re being overly petty, which will make you even more confident and attractive to him.
They make sure they stay in shape physically
In my years of dating older men, only 10%, if not less, give a damn about their bodies. There’s no shame in dating. If he’s younger and you find it super attractive, you’ll have a ton of sexual energy. This is perfect because it is repressed from the same desire.
Their energy in bed is the best part of dating younger blood
Sex with a younger man is somewhat tempting in this way for older women because for the first time in their lives, there’s a change in power dynamics, and the younger men play the dominant role. He might rival your energy level in the bedroom, but he wouldn’t beat your lifelong experience. He will appreciate your bedroom lessons, so don’t hold back.
Just like any other relationship, you should decide on what you want and always communicate for this to work.
If you think he can’t keep up with you intellectually, then keep it simple and have fun. If you see a future with him, test his maturity by openly communicating how you feel and where the relationship is heading.
No matter what other people think, an older woman and a younger man can fall in love. And sometimes, love wins over anything. This gives the couple the arsenal they need to weather any storm that may arise during a relationship.