Tips on Dating Younger Men

by Kelly Masi

About Kelly Masi

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Kelly Masi, born and raised in upstate N.Y., has been writing professionally since 2009. She has been writing for various instructional websites since November 2010 and has also written for the website CafeMom. She received her associate degree in early childhood education from Fulton Montgomery Community College.

Tips on Dating Younger Men

Dating a younger man can be very exciting for both individuals involved. When you are dating a younger man, however, ensure that the age difference does not assume an overwhelming role in the relationship. Just as when you date someone your age or older, honesty is important so that each person involved knows the other's intentions toward the relationship.

Expectation

When dating a younger man, it's wise to make your expectations for the relationship clear from the very beginning. If you're interested in a serious relationship with a future involving a family, being up-front and honest about it will avoid heartache for yourself in the future if your partner does not reciprocate that interest. If you're interested only in having fun and going with the flow, let him know of your intentions to avoid any complications later should you break off the relationship. Finding out his expectations will allow you to decide if this person is a good match for you.

Maturity

Look for a younger man who shares the same interests as yourself. If he's into partying all hours of the night and you're interested in sharing intimate dinners, then you may hit a snag in your dating routine. If you're looking for established financial stability in your partner, learn about his job or if he's still studying to advance his career. The last thing an older woman wants is to be a mother figure to a younger man she's dating, so be sure you are comfortable with his maturity level before things get serious.

Family

When you date a younger man, both of your families may not completely understand the attraction right away. If the relationship is serious, don't hide your younger boyfriend away from your family or it will take them much longer to get to know him. Listen to the opinions of your family members but make your own decision regarding the relationship.

Personal Appearance

A woman who feels good and looks good can attract a man regardless of his age. Practice personal hygiene to promote an attractive appearance. Taking care of yourself by eating healthy foods and exercising regularly will give you a positive attitude, which is attractive to younger men. When you're out of shape, your body feels run down and sluggish as opposed to when you're physically fit. Develop an exercise routine and stick with it to achieve and maintain a positive energy level.

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