Dating someone much older than you
I wouldn't have given him the time of day, or night for that matter. This is often because he's been there, or somewhere similar, himself; he knows what he needed or would have needed at that time in his life.3. If I need time to myself, he doesn't have a panic attack or yell at me for not spending all of my time with him.5. He does it without expectations, complains or a desire for validation. He has learned by now how to keep a job, or run a company.
I always thought that women who dated older men had to have "daddy issues." Not necessarily. This is the first time in my life that I have ever dated anyone considerably older than me. In fact, for a long time when I began dating my partner, I kept asking myself what I was doing with a man so much older than I am. He has worked through (or at least has working through) most of his issues. For instance, he's not worried when I talk to another guy, nor does he care how many pairs of shoes I have.4. Instead, he helps from a desire simply to be attentive and kind.8. This, again, is likely because he has been living longer, has had more experiences and has learned from them. He takes care of me, while allowing me to take care of myself. I need my independence completely, yet he is there for me when I ask for help. We support each other, but allow one another to just be. This marks another one off the checklist (if there was one).11. This is because every time I get upset or throw a tantrum, he doesn't scold me or dump me for it.
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"You want to explore the emotional nooks and crannies of your relationship with a person who is comfortable and willing to go there."If you constantly look for someone between the ages of 22 and 26, then you're really limiting yourself in terms of dating opportunities.
They'll likely bring to the table all sorts of wonderful qualities, and be quite the refreshing change to what you're used to.
If your life experience has caused you to grow up fast, then you might feel more comfortable with someone's who has been there, too.
"For example someone who has been on their own earlier than usual," says relationship expert Dr. "The woman that leaves home early, whether by choice or circumstance, is going to be more mature and seek out a older partner."If you've always had a crush on your boss, or the parent (instead of the hot son or daughter) on your favorite TV show, counselor David Bennett tells me you might really enjoy being with someone older.
As Klapow tells me, this may be the perfect remedy if you feel tired of your age group, or stuck, plateaued, or bored. Age is just a number, and it shouldn't hold you back when it comes to who you do or do not date.
Hey, if you're curious, go ahead and date someone older. So get out there and see how it feels to be with someone older.Read on for some signs this is exactly what you need to do.