The age gap relationship narrative we're used to hearing is the one of the younger woman dating the older man.But what about the women who date much younger men?
“Is that going to create a power differential, if she’s more successful and more settled in her career?
” says , a psychotherapist and dating and relationship expert. If you're interested in a long-term relationship and not just fun sex (no shame if you aren't!
Gen X men were just raised in a more sexist environment than younger millennial men.
My experience with them is that they're demanding and don't bring much to the table." [via] 9."I briefly dated someone 10 years younger.
“It's important that you do not feel like you are becoming your partner’s parent or therapist, because that isn’t sexy,” she says. Duh—you were born in way different years, or in some cases, decades.
But expect to feel a new dynamic with your young date compared with the one you might experience with whom you usually go for.
For some bizarre reason, a lot of us are deeply obsessed with age gap relationships.
Whether it's the logistics we want to delve into or the sex lives, we are very curious (read: nosy).
They were both needy, ignored my boundaries and needs, and in general it felt more like they were looking for a parent than a partner." [via] 2."I’m dating someone 13 years younger. As for marriage, our age difference isn’t going to stop that from happening if we want to do it. We communicate and we do what works for us." [via]3."I've dated younger and older, but all of my serious relationships have been with younger guys. Maybe I'm a late bloomer or something, but I tend to have more compatible lifestyles with men who are a few years younger than me." [via] 4."I tried to make it work, but the level of emotional maturity I needed from him was just not there.' [via]5."Long term relationships with younger men were the personal best.
Our social lives away from home were often the biggest issue.
If you want to settle down and have kids with your next partner, that’s great, too.