I Want to Date Younger Women. Is That Wrong?

April Braswell

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April Braswell

April Braswell is a senior dating expert, dating coach and professional dating profile writer. She leads dating, relationship and communication skills workshops throughout California.

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Reader Question:

I’m a nice-looking 60-year-old Christian man looking to date a nice-looking Christian woman from the ages of 38 to 47.

Am I wrong or abnormal to be interested in dating a younger woman? Am I too old to date someone this age? Do most women this age only prefer men who are no more than five to six years older than they are and not 16 to 22 years older?

-Stewart (Virginia)

April Braswell’s Answer:

Hi Stewart,

Highlights of Hamlet, the quick answer to your question is yes and no.

Let me ask why this very specific age range? You didn’t say 35 to 50 but 37 to 48. Why that age range?

Are you looking to have children at 60 years old? A 48-year-old woman might still be able to have children, while a 50 year old much less likely.

Flat out, most 37- to 45-year-old women are not looking to date (let alone marry) a 60-year-old man. They are not actively seeking it out, but they may be open to it from the right man like yourself.

A 48-year-old woman might consider it if she meets you and you’re young looking without her knowing your age right away.

That said, if you are well off financially, like Marilyn Monroe said in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” wealth in men is like beauty in girls.

A younger woman who is looking for the man to be the exclusive financial provider in the relationship might be more open to romantic advances from a man 22 years her senior.

If that is the case for you, then you definitely want to create dating profiles at the wealthy men dating sites.

Please let us know how it goes and any follow-up questions you might have as thing further develop.


April Braswell

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