HCR 204 W2
As we mature, the biggest priority in our long-term relationships tends to be compatibility. We long for someone who understands us, appreciates us and cares for us, above all else. Sometimes in life, people find this compatibility with the most unlikely of partners. But what happens when the love of your life is 10 or 15 years older or younger than you?
Age can be a major factor in a relationship or it can be as minor as you make it. The choice is typically up to you and your partner. If you’ve never been in an older man/younger woman relationship, be cautious. Think about the consequences and the advantages. Decide the attributes that are really important to you in the person that you date. If you feel that the age difference will be a factor and you can’t overcome the feeling, it’s likely that you will feel the same way even after getting into a relationship.
Older men are viewed as perverts or “sugar daddies” for dating younger women, as for older women who date younger men is viewed as a “cougar” or sugar momma. Dating outside of one’s age range is becoming acceptable for both parties. For younger women, dating an older man can be exciting and fulfilling if they can find one who is dating them for the right reasons.
Many older men/women have the life experience that a mature, younger woman/man can appreciate, especially if he/she is ready to move beyond the games and pleasure-seeking attitudes of the younger men/women in their life. Seeking out an older man/woman who acts with more sophistication and class is a great thing. They may be worldly, financially secure, and over many of the games they played in their younger years.
On the other hand, the women might be feeling the maternal instincts kicking in and want to start a family soon. Older men are more likely to settle down sooner and begin a family. The younger woman...