My 18 year old daughter dating older man
Remember when you were a teen and your mom said that girls were two years more mature than guys the same age?
Whether you believed it then or not, dating in your 40s or older reveals that dating an older man can have perks over dating a younger man.
While most of the above benefits of dating an older man fall under the “he’s just more mature” category, it’s worth pointing out additional perks of dating a mature man. He’s likely been in at least one long-term relationship, so he knows how to give to his partner and compromise when necessary.
A mature man isn’t in the middle of an identity crisis.
Now, I’m not saying every older man is ready to settle down again. But they’ll be more upfront about it if they’re older.
At least then you know immediately whether you want to pursue something with him or not, based on whether your goals are aligned.
Whose car doesn’t break down in front of your house… Who could afford to take a spontaneous weekend getaway with you…
That take-charge attitude and the desire to take care of his woman is plenty appealing.
Again, if he’s been in at least one long-term relationship, the subject of communication more than likely came up, so hopefully, he’s learned how to express himself in constructive ways that will make him a good partner.
Dating an older man may surprise you: he may be a better listener than anyone younger that you’ve been with.
Younger guys tend to be jealous at the drop of a hat. But how nice is it to be with a man who knows that, from time to time, another man will admire his lady…and not freak out about it? He’s assured of what he has (including you) and isn’t threatened by another man.
Some critics of women dating older men say they do so because they have “daddy issues,” but a recent study proved otherwise.