I am dating a younger woman
At the time I didn't feel like I was being taken advantage of.
I definitely felt like I had autonomy, but now looking back, I can see a little bit of his skittishness.
Here, 8 women who have dated or are dating older men explain what it's really like."I'm the happiest I've ever been.
The age gap is 21 years - I know, it seems very scandalous.
Not necessarily like he was doing something wrong, but that he knew that he was walking a fine line.
Maybe he was manipulating me, maybe he wasn't, I never actively felt like he was but I was basically a child." "I eventually realised that while I was seeing older men as these mature, refined, more stable and interesting people, they were not seeing me as a person in the same way.
Instead, when they looked at me, all they saw was my young good looks. That's really all I was to them, my appearance, and that was the only thing about me of value to them. It was weird." "My boyfriend is 30 years older than me, we have been together nine years.
"I finally got wise and stopped dating much older guys, and if I had a time machine I'd go back and warn my younger self against doing it because in the same way it's a trope that rich guys hate it when gold diggers want them for their financial market value, I hated it that they just wanted me for my looks." "Dated someone with an 11 year age gap. One of the things I noticed with him is that he doesn't 'allow' me to do things, I am an adult and I can hang out, drink, socialise, and be friends with whoever I want to be. We don't argue over petty shit, if there is an issue we can sit down, talk it out like adults and come up with a solution (80% of the time - don't get me wrong after nine years there have been a few big blow outs).
We don't know why older men dating younger women is such A Thing, but people are super curious about the logistics and dynamics of these types of relationships.Older guy younger woman only lasts for a period of time and then it just doesn’t work anymore. It’s sad because when any relationship ends it hurts, and despite the age difference, if you spend a large amount of time with someone, you begin to care for them, and ending it hurts.Also, I’m not saying that every older guy younger woman relationship is doomed. I have many guy friends who are in their forties and fifties who tell me they prefer to date women around their age.If a person is, he or she is most likely dating someone within 10 years either way of their age. Everyone should date who they want and not care about the stigma and judgement of others.In my opinion, the Nordstrom guy is on cloud nine, but he has no intention of marrying the recipient of his Valentine’s Day gift. But I really believe that when it comes to true love and long-term happiness, older guy older woman will beat out older guy younger woman every time.
Eventually it got boring because our interests were so different we ran out of stuff to talk about. I don't have to clean up after him ever, he's an adult and he acts like one.