As a general rule, older women are more open minded. They can take criticism and dish tough love of their own.
They don’t get offended as easily as the younger women do.
And the truth is that most of them are completely creeped out at the prospect of dating a guy who was alive when JFK was alive. Now in my mid 40’s though, the idea of dating someone in their 60’s does seem like a big difference in terms of where we each are in life.
Harrison Ford being an exception for me as well though, I have to say.
All of this makes dating more and more complex as we get older. Still, most of them fail miserably, for the exact same reasons that I think Penelope is suggesting.
It’s a lot easier for a man to take out a carefree, responsibility free, baggage free, wrinkle free 28-year-old, which is why so many men try to go in that direction. Men want much younger women, but rarely do much younger women want older men.
But more than that, unless I was convinced that my partner was capable of extraordinary foresight, great love and sacrifice, I would, to be frank, worry about being dumped or cheated on as I entered my old age, and my partner was in the prime of life.
This is the most compelling reason behind why younger women might go for older men: they’re daddy substitutes.
An older man’s going to be the strong, nurturing guy who takes care of her, teaches her, and treats her like a princess – the kind of relationship that she probably lacked growing up.
Q: I’m 63 years old and have been divorced for 19 years.
I have met several women over the years, some were very special relationships but never lasted.
It’s not a secret that many older men find younger women to be more desirable due to both, the physical appeal of a girl in her twenties and because being around a young woman makes them feel younger themselves and makes them feel like they still “got it”.