This could present challenges to the two of you forming a bond by either highlighting the age difference or because a lack of common cultural references can make communication more difficult. If you're really interested in your older mate, then professionals at Two Of Us recommend that you embrace these differences.Use this time to learn something interesting about your mate's past experiences.After all as the wonderful song by Aaliyah goes, ‘age ain't nothing but a number’.Significant age differences can present challenges in a relationship, note professionals at Two Of Us, a subsidiary of The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, an information resource for healthy marriages.The incidence of young women marrying men much advanced in years is nothing new.In fact the patriarchal underpinnings of society make it easier for older men to have young brides rather than for mature women to find social acceptance with far younger male partners.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.
Plenty of women (ahem, Thalia) have their own money — yet, they fall in love and marry a man that’s twice their age. This has nothing to do with money and everything to do with security, which is a quality that many women need and want in a partner.There is something sexy about a man who has his life together! Older men understand that a woman should be courted and treated with respect.That’s why they call instead of text, make dinner reservations, pull your chair out and open your car door. Young men may also have these fancy manners, but they usually got ‘em from their poppa.You might love his deep pockets, but with his great power comes your vulnerability.There is potential that you could never be financially equal to him, accepting this is key.The most well-known negative stereotype associated with significant age differences between young women and older men is the "sugar daddy" stereotype, which suggests that an older man is financially generous with a younger woman in exchange for her company.Whether it’s Thalia with Tommy Mottola or Charo with Xavier Cugat, these Latina celebs all married much older men. Contrary to popular belief, not all young women desire a mature to help mend childhood wounds.But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be?Turns out, experts say compatibility between two people who just happen to have an age gap isn’t as unusual as we may think.Realizing your new boyfriend is just a few years younger than your father is a harsh reality.Remind yourself what ignited this initial attraction and focus on that.After all, there is something innately sexy about a silver fox.He inevitably has a few years on you – professionally and personally.“They're more ready to date an older partner than you guessed.” THIS TYPE OF CHEATING IS NOW ON THE RISE, DATA SUGGEST If you’re thinking about dipping your pen into some younger ink, Masini pointed out there are several ways dating someone five, 10 or even 15 years your junior can be beneficial. You may be more likely to find love Dating a younger person opens an entire demographic that you may have been missing out on, Masini said.