It seems whatever age I am (and, spoiler alert: I'm in my thirties now), I've found myself saying "guys my age don't have their shit together." Even when I was on Tinder, I set my minimum age to a couple years older then me because I had no interest in dating younger.But then I met Ben (name has been changed to protect the overly sensitive).The maturity difference in a 20-year-old man versus a 30-year-old man is vast.A lot of women I know prefer to date older men — and, hey, I get that.EXPERTS SAY THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO FLIRT Celebrities like actor and director Mel Gibson, whose partner Rosalind Ross is 35 years his junior, and director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose husband, actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, is 24 years younger than her, apparently agree with that notion.But what might the real benefits of dating someone younger be?Naturally there are wonderful things about a romance with someone younger, as well as a number of challenges.A lot depends on the age span and how much younger you are talking about.
It’s extremely individual on which men are mature enough to handle dating an older woman, and which are not, according to Dallisa Hocking, founder of Frog Kisser.
Age won't necessarily indicate if someone is ready to be with someone in an adult, emotionally mature and committed relationship,” Hocking said.
The older you get, the less difference it makes if your partner is younger.
Ben changed my views on younger guys — because, really, the operative word is This might be selfish — actually, it is 100 percent selfish —but it's true.
While we were together, Ben was a lost little lamb in the woods; scared, full of doubt, directionless.