Mature women dating young men
Often times it has more to do with how he perceives his maturity.
“It has more to do with where the individual comes from and how they’ve viewed their life,” says Karen.
While we may usually assume a large age gap indicates an older man, there are plenty of women who date and marry men that are significantly younger (although perhaps not quite as extreme as Brigitte Macron, who is nearly a quarter-century senior to her husband, Emmanuel Macron, the president of France).
Successful couples come from all stories and backgrounds.
Most of the time, if the guy is mature enough his being a bit younger than you really shouldn’t be a big deal.
The truth is, while dating someone younger can present unique challenges, a happy and healthy relationship is definitely still on the table.
Woman B: I was 23 when we started dating and he was 39. We got back in contact and I realized how much I missed having him in my life. Woman A: Looking back, I think he needed a partner who would tolerate his bullshit if he was to be in a relationship at all.
Woman B: I rented a flat in the backyard of his then-girlfriend. But I knew he was probably 10 years older than me and that was a little bit of the attraction, because I thought that he would be older and more settled with none of the bullshit that you have in your 20s.
“It took him longer to say that I was his girlfriend.
Men who are older tend to be more ready to take those steps toward commitment sooner.” Karen admits, though, that age doesn’t necessarily dictate whether or not a guy is ready to commit.
My friend (who was my age and in high school with me) worked at a ski resort near us. He's always been attracted to a person's personality. He actually thought I was older than I am, and both his wives were close to him in age.
I've had crushes and done the odd online date, but I'd never dated seriously before. We started dating and it developed into a relationship shortly after. Woman D: We met initially at a mutual friend's house. Selecting a much younger partner increased the odds of him finding such a person. He has had three other serious relationships and they were all age-appropriate.