The Scoop on Older Men Dating Younger Women
What are the rules for older men dating younger women? Is it “cradle robbing?” Should men feel guilty about it?
By Jonathan Hackman
When it comes to older men dating younger women, the fact of the matter is (barring anything illegal) there’s nothing to feel guilty about. If two consenting adults are attracted to each other, nobody needs to freak out over anything. However, if a guy wants to minimize any trepidation, here are some tips.
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Take your age, divide it by two and add seven. If she isn’t any younger than that number, dating a woman isn’t likely to cause anyone to give a couple awkward stares. This isn’t a hard and fast rule because different people have different tastes in partners, but it keeps things within a reasonable age range. As we age, this equation offers a varying scale that matches our changes in life experience, so it’s a pretty sound idea overall.
As with dating any woman, an older man dating a younger woman is going to need strong communication skills. With a bit more of an age disparity, this may be even trickier as there may be less overlap in interests and life experience. If a younger woman seems tentative about this scenario, the ball is in the guy’s court to make her feel comfortable about it.
Stop Caring About What Other People Think
If two people are happy together, then everything is a-okay. There’s nothing wrong with older men dating younger women. Society is getting over it. Be confident, relax and have a good time.