Dating an older man is a bit of a tweak to the normal dating realm. I happen to be an expert on this because I did date an older man – and married him a year later. Since we have been blissfully happy for ten years with a ten year age difference between us, I feel pretty qualified to offer you my expertise here. I know all the little secrets about dating an older man.
1. He Knows Who He is
There is no identity crisis going on here, ladies. When you are dating an older man, be prepared to be in awe of his confidence. He has been around long enough to know who he is and what he stands for. This is amazingly sexy. A nice side effect is that his confidence will begin to rub off on you.
2. He Knows Where He’s Been
If he is older than you, then chances are he has had more experiences than you have with life and love. He has had the opportunity to learn and grow from his mistakes. You will reap the rewards of all of those valuable life lessons he has been through. You don’t have as much to teach him and you may even have a little to learn. More than likely, he can give pretty good advice, too.
3. He Knows Where He’s Going
An older man has been through all of the young years of his life and is done with roaming and rambling days. He likely has a plan laid out for his life. He most likely has goals he is aspiring to reach. He has likely got his career headed in the direction he wants it going. He may even have goals in his personal life such as knowing what he wants out of a marriage or having a dream vacation he is working toward.
4. Has Financial Security
Because he is older, he has had time to gain financial security. It takes time to become settled in life. If he did make financial mistakes earlier in his life, he has probably learned from them. He most likely has a secure career that offers stability. He will probably have more disposable income that he can enjoy spending on you and time together. And in the possible event that your relationship heads in a more serious direction, you know you won’t have to deal with financial difficulties.
5. There is Something to Be Said for Chivalry
When you are dating an older man, you are kickin’ it old school. What I mean is that an older man is much more likely to be of an old fashioned nature and display the manners that so many men are lacking in this day and time. Older men will probably not only do things like hold a door open for you, but do things of a protective nature such as retrieve something you forgot out in the cold car. What woman doesn’t love it when a man shelters her? Although we like to take pride in our feminine independence, it is really nice when we don’t have to use it.
6. He Wants to Give You the World
Older men tend to like to show their affection for women by giving them things. Because they are at a point in their life where they can afford to do this, they enjoy showering a woman they care about with gifts. Although most of us are not motivated by this fact, it is nice. All of us enjoy receiving gifts, don’t we? It is simply something that an older man enjoys doing.
7. You Get to Be Arm Candy
Ladies, I am going to just say it. One thing I love about being in a relationship with an older man is that I get to be his arm candy. No matter how bad of a hair day I feel I am having, I am going to look youthful on his arm. This isn’t just a one way street, either. More than likely the older man that you are dating is going to enjoy having you on his arm as much as you enjoy being there.
Dating an older man is different to dating someone close to your own age, but definitely has some positive aspects. What about you? Have you had positive experiences dating an older man? Have you found that these advantages proved true?