Dating guys younger than you
After dating a divorced dad of three and an angry finance guy with a drinking problem, spending time with someone who didn’t have a lot of emotional baggage or a negative view of the world was such a welcome relief. With almost a decade on my side, I definitely had way more dating experience.For example, I’d co-habitated with my ex for 5 years.(REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni) Many men and women are seemingly rejecting those cougar and sugar-daddy stereotypes, as some experts are seeing that a substantial portion of middle-age and older singles are willing to choose partners who are younger than themselves.Data seem to support that idea: A 2003 AARP survey of about 3,500 single men and women ages 40 to 69 found about 66 percent of men want to date younger women and 34 percent of women want to date younger men.In the spirit of Sex and the City's Samantha Jones (pictured) a woman admitted she is drawn to younger men because they don't require as much commitment and she has 'complete control over the relationship''On his part, it's difficult falling for a woman who's past child-bearing age and then later on realising you do want children after all and it's not possible to have them with her,' Tracey points out.George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.What about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were 16 years apart when they were married?
In fact, a Boston Globe report went a step further to chart Clooney's age difference history with previous girlfriends, the average being 9.73 years.
In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.
I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences.
He had yet to experience this kind of relationship.
With that said, he never judged me for my experiences.