I date guys within about a 25-year range, say, 40-65, and I have observed some differences.
None of them matter a whole lot, but still it’s fun to point them out. I try really hard not to slip into a mother:son dynamic.
If I want to really generalize about the younger man/older man thing, I’d say, loosely, that the older guy is “old school”, and has less flexible thinking about the role of men and women and the way they should behave in a relationship, so I, from time to time, “let him be the man”, I.e., letting him do things for me that I’m perfectly capable of doing myself…and being really grateful for it! Just because I’ve seen more doesn’t mean I should always tell him what to do.
I like men and I like dating and I have an equal opportunity policy in place, in most cases.
In other words, I date guys of different ethnicities, religions, political persuasions, and ages.
In so many ways, a guy is a guy is a guy and some of the details that I thought would matter often don’t.
I was asked recently, to comment on the differences between dating an older man and a younger man.
After all, young women are fun, free-spirited, energetic and have a zest for life.
This youthful energy is attractive to an older man who may be feeling his mortality.These are all the stereotypical reasons people tend to think older men love to date younger women.Of course, these are all generalizations, so there’s no need to write me to point that out.What you can point out, though, is what you’ve observed in the younger man vs older man dynamic that I’ve missed. His more youthful female companion may be more sexually attractive to him (making him feel younger in the process) and she probably doesn't call him out on his issues like an older woman might. Admit it, when you see an older man who's dating a much younger woman, you assume it's because he must be going through some sort of mid-life crisis.