4 Unexpected Benefits of Dating A Man Your Own Age
When I was 28 years old, I had just ended a long-term relationship when I met a man who was in his mid 50’s. I had never dated an older man before, and despite my hesitancy, I thought I’d at least go out on a date with him. I viewed him as being established in his career and financially better off than most of the men my age. He was also a take charge sort of guy, which was nice because I was tired of making decisions all of the time. I went on that date and many more for the next 6 months. He was very attentive, planned nice weekend get-aways, and seemed to know what women want. In the end, though, I chose to marry a man that is closer to my age. With all the great qualities that the older man possessed, I found out that I was too independent of a female to let a man have all the control in the relationship. Plus, dating a man your own age means a more equal partnership in the long run, a lasting friendship between contemporaries, a more adventurous love life, and overall better communication.
Fewer Power Struggles
Often times, women enjoy dating older men because they think they want the man to control most aspects in the relationship. It may seem appealing to let someone else make all the decisions while you sit back and enjoy yourself, but that’s not all it’s cracked up to be. Older men can exert too much power and control and leave you feeling trapped in a cage. On the other hand, if you date a man your same age, this situation is less likely to occur. You form more of a partnership instead of a father-daughter relationship. You make huge life decisions together instead of one person deciding everything for your future.
You’re His BFF
Marriages that last until death all have one thing in common: they are each other’s best friend. This leads to mutual respect for one another and you trust the other with your life. A best friend marriage is better than others when you throw in the aspect of children too. Children are major stressors to relationships, so you need a strong foundation so that you don’t fall apart. Older men may not view a younger woman in this way, which could lead to a rebellion on the woman’s part and the relationship deteriorating.
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