“Age is just a number”. – This is a phrase many of us have heard many times in our lives. But that hasn’t stopped many people from wondering why men like dating older women.
For many years, literature and movies have made us believe that a happy couple consists of an older man and a younger woman. However, these days, people are more open-minded when it comes to relationships than they were before.
I once dated an older woman and I can tell you that dating an older woman and dating a younger woman is not the same, and I don’t mean just the age difference but the benefits and feelings that come with it are different.
There could be several reasons why a man would want to date an older woman.
Based on my personal experience and my quest to give you a full idea of why older women are preferred by some guys. I decided to ask some guys who at one point in their lives have had something with an older woman.
I decided to write a post about why men prefer to date older women than younger ones.
And in this post, you will discover how dating an older woman can change your whole idea about relationships.
This post is also backed up by the study carried out in the Elite Singles website, where about 450,000 happy daters from age 20 years – 29 years preferred older women than younger women.
Wondering why these men find older women so attractive? Well, let’s find out.
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1. OLDER WOMEN KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WANT
Younger women are full of drama and you have to guess many of the time to know how to satisfy their needs. But older women are more clearly focused because she knows exactly what she wants and concentrates on achieving bigger goals. Older women also concentrate on taking care of their lives and the life of their loved ones. They know exactly what they want and go for it, hence the less guessing game. Nothing feels better than dating someone who know exactly what she wants.
2. THEY HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE WITH LIFE AND CAN HELP YOU GROW
The truth is, men, don’t mind learning from their woman. Older women seem to have seen it all in life and can offer their perspectives on many issues. Their rich life experience can help a man grow mature in many levels. Many men see a woman with experience, established a career, and more life experience as an advantage. Older women can often see a man in a way he can not see himself, thereby giving him the necessary motivation to achieve better goals.
3. THEY ARE CONFIDENT AND MORE FINANCIALLY STABLE
An older woman is more confident and doesn’t need to prove herself to anyone to feel that way. Unlike the younger woman who seeks approval from the public to feel confident. Men like women with confidence and that is one of the reasons they get attracted to older women.
Another thing older women have more than younger women is financial stability. The days of men being the primary breadwinner are gone. Men like women who are financially stable and doesn’t depend on them to take care of all their bills, at least not from the start.
Most older women have an established career, retirement funds set aside, and a strong sense of financial responsibility when paying bills.
4. THEY ARE MORE EMOTIONALLY MATURE
Older women have more experience and have gone through a lot in life thereby mastering how to manage their emotions. But that doesn’t mean they are boring and don’t know how to have fun or connect with their lover emotionally. In fact, they enjoy having fun and sometimes act childish in a good way.
5. THEY HAVE REFINED TASTES
Many older ladies prefer quieter hobbies, like painting, crafting or gardening. Younger ladies, on the other hand, are filled with more vibrant energy (which can be exciting) and can be reckless at times. Not all men are looking for such in a long term partner. Many men are looking for a more peaceful and relaxing environment. That is why they love the sense of calm an older woman have.
6. THEY ARE INTELLECTUAL CONVERSATIONALIST
Dating an older woman definitely comes with more meaningful conversation. Thanks to their experience in life, which allows them to understand the world on a deeper level. They can fully engage in deeper conversation ranging from politics, media, community, environment, travel etc. This usually come in handy during family dinner or when you have friends around.
7. CHILDREN HAVE LEFT THE NEST
This may sound harsh, but the truth is that not every man wants the responsibility of raising children. Older women are probably no longer in the business of giving birth. It allows the man and his lady to give themselves full attention and focus on growing their relationship.
8. THEY CAN GIVE THEM MOTHERLY CARE
Some men date older women because they love it when someone takes care of them. Is not about taking care of their every problem. It’s about the mental and emotional support that comes with dating older women. An older woman who has raised her own kids or never had them but wants to feel like a mum at times will most often give a motherly care to her man to a reasonable extent.
According to a study, men are more likely to go for someone who is more like their mum. Or have something in common with their mum.
9. THEY ARE MOSTLY GOOD AT COOKING
If you like healthy food, you probably gonna like this one. Most older women have mastered the art of cooking to the extent of being able to make something from scratch that most always taste delicious. Younger ladies do less cooking and prefer eating out or ordering most of the time.
Many older women prefer cooking for their man. According to an older woman, she says it gives her joy to watch her man eat her food.
And there you have it. Dating older women isn’t as terrible as you probably might think.
Many of our celebrities are either married or dating an older woman including the France president, Emmanuel Macron 40 who is married to Brigitte Macron 64.
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So what’s your opinion on dating older women? – Does age matters to you when it comes to dating, or are you the type that considers age as just a number? Let us know in the comments section below.