Some women are not interested in dating men their age. They tend to run with the older crowd. Some women even date a man with a large age gap, sometimes up to 20 years difference between them. Most say age doesn’t matter, but does it? There are some questions that should be discussed before getting into a relationship with an older man to see if it has a chance of becoming something long-term.
1. First you should think about how you will feel hanging out with an older crowd of people. If he is older than you, it’s a good bet that most of his friends are too. Be aware that they may not be up for bar hopping or club hopping like some of your friends may be. The older crowd may not listen to any of the same music or have the same taste in movies and events as you so you may find yourself at odds when it comes to finding something to do as a group.
2. Do you want children when you are settled? If so you may want to ask him if he is going to want children. If he is older he may have already given up on the idea of children. He may also have kids from a previous relationship, so you need to ask yourself if you feel that you are up to helping raise someone else’s children when things get serious.
3. He may be the s*xy older guy now, but as you age, so does he. Think about when you are 40 and he is 60. You will be hitting your prime and he will be slowing down. When you are 50, he is 70. Think about whether you will be able to handle caring for him as he gets older while you are still relatively young.