Can An Older Woman-Younger Man Relationship Work?

It’s not an incredible age difference, to be honest. How did some of you go when meeting the parents and them finding out your age?? I haven’t met his parents yet so I’m not sure how to approach the age situation. I have the added pressure of my friends and family wondering if I will ever find someone as apparently time is running out for me.

Find out whether your visions for the future match up.

Both men and women’s maximum age preferences fell well below the upper limits of the creepiness rule. My girlfriends and I are peeved on Brigitte’s behalf. Why can’t women of a “certain age” fall head-over-orthopaedic-heels in love with a younger fella? I want to rewrite The Graduate and make sure Mrs Robinson gets to keep her college boy. If his working days are behind him and you’re still focused on a job and all the ambitions, woes, and time demands that come with it, you may struggle to connect at the end of the day.

I was at a really good place in my life and it hit a spot. I mean I think I was genuinely touched and that it wasn’t at all out of despair or loneliness. From that moment on, we started spending a lot of time together. He is an earnest person, very committed to the relationship, and he more than adores me. The only problem though is that despite the fact that things are going extremely well between us, I have the deep conviction that it is bound to end.

The woman my 25-year-old son brought home may have been 48, but she was also young at heart, attractive and intelligent. But sadly, just when I’d warmed to the idea of their union, their HMS Relationship got a touch of the Titanics and hit the rocks. So he doesn’t know who Cardi B is, and you don’t have the same points of nostalgia—that might not bug you at all, and that’s just great. But what if you start talking politics and trends, only to discover he’s completely immovable in his views? It certainly depends on the individual, but “he may be very set in his ways and can appear less open-minded than younger men,” Paulette warns. In the real world of dating, there are few actual rules.

Realize that he might need a little more time

A range of generation gap-related issues can be easier to bridge when you’re over 40 as well. “The older you get, the less of a challenge it’s likely to pose,” Lester continues. “In terms of life experience and maturity, an age gap at 50 or 60 isn’t particularly dramatic.” When it comes to dating, age is just one among many factors to consider as you seek your match. We bring all of our prior life experience to any relationship we enter, so how much does it matter that one person’s history is years longer than the other’s?

It Is hard enough to find someone you are compatible with. Don’t let any kind of prejudice remarks get in the way , , it’s your life and it is only between you and that other person. The only thing I would consider before totally falling is issues like kids, things like that.

I’m much older than the ladies who have posted here, but here we go. My 27 year old son was married in New Orleans, LA in September of last year. He had one groomsman who I didn’t know, and before we knew who each other was, we hit it off. I agree that older men now a days don’t know what they want in life or they have way to much problems to bring with them.

Meeting Men

Age does matter when it comes to having a successful relationship so be sure to give it the time it needs so you can plan ahead of time for these life events. You also need to have things in common and be in similar places in your lives to make a go of a long-term relationship. If you are committed to making your age-diverse relationship work for the long haul, check out our tips on how to manage your big age gap with success. The statistics betting against the success of your relationship are quite high and many people wonder if they’ll ever find the right person for them.

We talked recently and he is starting college. He says i should find a nice guy and that we are at different points in our lives that the age difference would never work out. I told him i have no problem waiting for him since i have a full time job myself, ill keep myself busy, but he says he doesn’t want to do that too me. But this is what always happens he pushes me away then a few months later we will be back at it again, i don’t know what to do. I am 49 and I am without a doubt completely in love with a 23 year old man. I did not set out for this to happen and I even tried to fight it at first but the attraction was just too much.

It started as just fooling around and flirting with each other in online chats that started almost 2 years ago, until we started expressing intimate feelings and exchanging i love you’s. I know i should be the one to act my age and stop but it is just not that simple for me. It got to a point where i am so mesmerized at this boy everytime i see him online, i could the feel the intensity in the way he stares at me.

Kathy Lette: My 25 year old son is dating a 48 year old woman – and this is how it feels

Your fun-loving 35-year old husband might suddenly decide he is tired of the bars and big crowds, even though you are only 25 and still have lots of fun with your friends on the weekend. For some people, it’s worth the effort necessary to mitigate such an age gap, now and in the future. For rule-related involvement , 60-year-old men are stating that the minimum acceptable age is around 40, which does map much more closely to the rule’s predictions. Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping. I remember someone posting a vid of her here in the past.

There was just mutual attraction and chemistry. He’s fun, he loves me, I’ve never been with a more devoted man or someone who encourages me to be my best more than him. And i don’t know what i’d do without him.

By then, he was declaring his intentions to friends/family/strangers/anyone who would listen…and he still does. I want him to feel safe, loved and respected – not just useful for my libido or ego. Your situation is much like mine, me a 56 year old woman who is fortunate to look early forties with a very attractive 33 guy. I have never revealed my age to him . I have told him several times that I am not interested in marriage or live- in relationships. I have no idea why he is so hung up on me but I have decided to just enjoy it while it lasts.