Teen advice on dating older guys
Whether you’re living in a city away from home for a job or internship, traveling or just living at home, you’re much more likely to face “real world” situations – such as dating older men. And are mature enough to talk about things other than chugging Bud Light in their frat houses !The chance to date older guys who are no longer in college can be very exciting, especially if you’ve been feeling tired of the on-campus dating scene. But should you be wary if a guy in his mid-to-late twenties or thirties approaches you at a bar?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 got this comment many times with my last relationship and felt even more confident hearing it.This is probably the most challenging thing to overcome when dating an older guy. Although you can’t change a man (or even a woman for that matter), the key is to bend for one another so both of your needs are fulfilled.I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:- They’re not ambitious enough, or they don't have a go-getter attitude.- They’re not financially stable.- They still want to date around.- They have had baby mama or ex-wife drama.- They don’t have their sh*t together.I’m not saying every guy in my age group is like this, but overall, my personal experience hasn’t been fulfilling for me.
Even though there have been those people who have judged, you’ll be surprised that there are more people on your side than you think.
And don’t call him an “old man,” even if you’re joking; it will only make matters worse!
Personally and professionally, he has one up on you and may think only he has a right to call the shots in the relationship.
I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences.
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.
Her Campus lays out the dos and don’ts of dating an older man – read on to find out what he’s really thinking when he asks for your number!