After all, relationships are more complicated just than one issue.
If age was the litmus test for marital success, the divorce rate would be significantly lower.
To avoid being embarrassed in public—and to stop people staring and snickering—it’s been suggested that our cultural dating rule of thumb says older men are not supposed to date women younger than half-their-age-plus-seven.
For example, using this equation, a 45-year-old man shouldn’t date anyone younger than 29-and-a-half; though he can round up or down at his leisure—probably down.
Likewise, the much younger girlfriends are not all brainless wonders content with being eye candy.
On the other hand, if you’re an older man married to or wanting to date a younger woman just because she’s younger, then perhaps the stereotypes apply—in which case, you probably don’t care.
For the most part, older men dating younger women are looking for the same thing everyone is—to find an intelligent, nice, and beautiful person they can connect with.
As a result, a relationship between an older man and younger woman can be just as healthy as a relationship between two people the same age.
Trying to dress like you’re half your age makes you look twice your age.
When he asks you about your history, don’t be afraid to share.
Like a crop top or too much makeup, catty behavior instantly ages you.
Sadly, everyone seems to be preoccupied with the idea of age when it comes to older men dating younger women.
A weird thing to obsess over when there are more men concerned about finding women based on their hair color, height, weight, eye color, and cup size; or being turned off because her toes are too long (or any other trivial physical trait).