Dating Older Men

Why do some women prefer dating older men? What are the advantages of dating an older man?

This age gap relationship looks weird to some people, especially if it if there is a big age difference like when the man is over sixty and his date is in her early twenties. An example is Woody Allen. He was 62 and his girlfriend was 22 when the world found out about the affair. The age difference between Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas is 25 years while Rupert Murdoch was 67 when he married his wife Deng Wendi who was 31.


Many single and young women find themselves physically attracted to older men. But the public is sometimes judgmental and a little cruel when they label women who date older men as gold diggers. And the guys who date them are said to want to have a trophy partner to show off. Of course, some women have that ulterior motive of marrying for money but not everyone has the same intention.

Other than physical attraction, one of the advantages younger women find when they date older men is the level of maturity. Most mature men treat women with respect and provide the attention that the women need. And the men are usually more financially stable, more experienced and wiser.

If you prefer dating older men and don't mind the age difference and your family's disapproval, you must turn a deaf ear to criticisms and cynicisms. It's your feelings that matter and not what others think. As long as you have reached the legal age of consent, you are responsible for your choices and decisions. But it's advisable to avoid dating married men because there'll be too much drama involved.

Tips for dating older men.

  1. Don't act too childishly. Although he is aware that he is dating someone younger, it will turn him off if you act like a kid, especially if he has a daughter who is your age. Be mature and able to relate. He wants a younger woman but not someone who is empty headed.

  2. If he is divorced or a widower with kids, learn to like his children and listen to him when he talks about them.

  3. Compliment and flatter him to boost his manliness.

  4. Ask him for advice. Make him feel that you respect his views and wisdom.

  5. Be self sufficient and independent. His friends might tell him that you are after his money or things like that. So show him that you aren't that type of person.

Some of the disadvantages of dating an older man are:

  1. He might not like doing things that you do like hang out with friends your age and other fun stuff.

  2. He might have some health related problems considering his age.

  3. In a few years, he is an old and tired man with lack of stamina while you are still at your prime.

  4. He might try to change you to fit in and act more like his age.

  5. You might want kids whereas he would rather not. And if you do start a family, he might not be around long enough to see his children grow.

  6. He might prefer to stay at home while you still want to learn, explore and grow.

  7. He might be a walking wounded and have some baggage.

If you are wondering where to find them, the easiest way is to try online dating. is one of them and it is a free online dating site. Offline, you'll have to hang around where they do but it'll take more effort if you want to catch an old guy's attention and be taken seriously.

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