Professionals at Two Of Us note that family members may question your partner's motives and the overall sincerity of the relationship.
Two Of Us professionals go on to say that this resistance may not be etched in stone -- if your family is initially hesitant about your older mate, they could come around once they see that the union is genuine.
The big benefits of dating a younger man #1 Younger men are often more physically driven.
Younger people, in general, have more physical energy.
his dry sense of humor kills you, and dang those eyes!
And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school.
Another disadvantage is when one of you makes a cultural reference to a commercial you watched as a child, or an "oldie" that you danced to at your prom, and the other can't relate.
This could present challenges to the two of you forming a bond by either highlighting the age difference or because a lack of common cultural references can make communication more difficult. If you're really interested in your older mate, then professionals at Two Of Us recommend that you embrace these differences.
Although differences in maturity may prove difficult for some couples, particularly those where the female is in her early 20s and lacks significant life experience, such relationships may be a good fit for others couples -- a woman in her 30s with an established career and a man in his 50s, for example.
A longer span of time before he’s reaching for the Viagra.
Sure, you’ll have dinner dates, but also be ready for, say, a 10-mile hike one weekend followed by an indie rock concert the next.
Significant age differences can present challenges in a relationship, note professionals at Two Of Us, a subsidiary of The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, an information resource for healthy marriages.
Two Of Us professionals say that many people view relationships with significant age differences from either a stereotypical perspective -- such as "sugar daddies" or "cougars" -- or under the assumption that there are too many challenges for these unions to be successful.