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If you’re a single senior man interested in meeting and dating younger women, but you’re concerned about the stigma that can be associated with age-gap love, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve been in a relationship with an older man twice in my life, and I wasn’t even looking for it. Both my late husband and my now-fiancé are 14 years older than I am, and I found both relationships to be satisfying and full of love and happiness. The same can happen for you.
In this article, I’ve analyzed some of the pros and cons associated with age-gap dating to help you make the best decision for your unique situation.
If you have always believed that you are supposed to only date women your age (give or take a year), then you may be limiting your love possibilities too much. Depending on where you live, it may be hard to find senior women who are almost your exact age and who are single. If you’ve looked in your small community and tried online dating, and found fewer than five women your age to date, then you should lower your age range preferences.
Once you’re over 50 and 60 years old, dating younger women gives you more chances to find the love you seek.
You still want to date someone who is age appropriate. Maybe don’t go below 15 years younger. But do open yourself up to new people, new experiences, and new opportunities.
If religion is important to you when looking for love, then dating a younger woman may not be right for you. Millennials are less likely to be religious than Gen X and baby boomers.
You need to decide if you’re OK with expanding your dating dealbreakers to include women who aren’t religious. If not, then you may be better off sticking with women who are around your own age.
If you’re active and healthy, it’s likely that you want a mate who shares that lifestyle. Because of their youth and generational beliefs, younger women are more likely to exercise several times a week and eat healthy foods (e.g., organic or vegan).
Many of my mature female coaching clients have expressed to me that they’re not looking for a relationship or to have children. They are past that point in their life. This is another reason why you may want to consider dating younger women.
Women who are younger than you may have more youthful energy and optimism. If you have your share of failed romantic relationships, your heart may still have a wound you are nursing. You may be worried about never fully being loved and appreciated again after a divorce that left you feeling down.
Sometimes the sunny outlook of a younger woman can lift your spirits, heal your heart, and make you believe in yourself again as a man.
Truly happy couples don’t actually have everything in common and don’t like all the same foods, movies, musical groups, TV shows, hobbies, activities, etc. The differences are what make the relationship spark and have some vitality.
It makes you a more well-rounded person when you have people in your life who have different perspectives and opinions. For example, if you go on a date with a younger woman, ask her what she thinks about the recent political climate. Really take in what she says. Ask her why she feels that way, and then share your thoughts. Not only will you learn about her, but you’ll also learn about yourself.
Your greater financial stability, accumulated wealth, and maturity can attract younger women. Speaking as a woman who has dated older men, it’s comforting, yet still sexy, to be with someone who has all his ducks in a row.
Younger women are still trying to figure life out, and many of them enjoy being with a man who knows who he is, has a good career or is retired from a good career. Women of any age are attracted to men who are well-traveled, cultured, and dress nicely. If they also have a loving family and a beautiful home, that’s icing on the cake.
After 50, our social circles significantly shrink. Dating a long-time friend (perhaps even the widow of an old college chum) with whom you can share the same social circle can be comforting.
But, when you date younger women, they bring their friends into your life, and that can revitalize your whole life. You may be 62 and she 49, and her circle of friends reaches into their early 40s and even late 30s. You’ll have more years of socializing and enjoying the intriguing stimulation that provides.
If you’re a man over 50 with a limited circle of friends, you should consider dating younger women and watch your social life bloom with their activities.
I hope this article has challenged your preconceived notions about dating and relationships. Everyone has these preconceptions, especially when it comes to age-gap love.
There’s nothing wrong with considering dating younger women, and there’s nothing wrong if you actually end up dating younger women (as long as it’s legal and consensual).
If you’ve been single for a while now and haven’t found a potential partner, then shaking up your routine and dating younger women may just do the trick for you. Open yourself up to greater possibilities. Good luck!