It wasn't until the next day that my friend revealed he was only 25. Meanwhile, I wanted to slide under the table and disappear. He obliged, and as we clinked glasses, I guessed he was in his early 30s.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.What about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were 16 years apart when they were married? I've always tended to get along better with people a decade or so younger than me—peg it to my being single with no kids as well as a At the party, I flirted with the handsome man making a rum and coke in the kitchen, asking if he could whip one up for me, too. I knew that the guests at the party were going to be younger than me; I work as an occupational therapist at a hospital and most of the coworkers I'm closest with are the ones in their 20s and early 30s.I felt like the two additional decades of hard-won life experience created a wall between me and the group—and between Mike and me. Yes, I'd heard of Drake and Snapchat, but it wasn't pop culture.
I still get the common response from my friends: “He's too old for you! ” I've also had a few people in my life suggest that I do it because I am a “gold digger.”So, the broad answer is this: To clarify, I'm not dating older men because I am a “gold digger.” It's more important for me to pull my own weight and be financially stable.
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.
When the allure of dating someone new wears off, it’s important to accept your partner for the person that you met – even if they are 20 years your senior.
An older man usually has an established work, social and home life. Older men are often looking for something consistent. You won’t catch yourself with lingering thoughts of other lovers or competition.