The Advantages of Dating Older Women

There are several advantages to dating an older woman. Mature women may exhibit more poise and confidence than a younger woman. They are less likely to care about other people's opinions and have the ability to laugh at themselves. They accept their failings and know their strengths. Older women can be as stylish and well-groomed as younger women. According to an article in the British Daily Mail newspaper, they have realized that they are no longer confined to "dowdy cardigans."


Older women may be more independent. They have their own interests and passions, and appreciate having their own space in which to pursue them. Therefore, they may not desire their partner's constant companionship, and are less likely to pressure him into making a commitment. Marriage may not be an older woman's priority, particularly if she has already been married or in long-term relationships. She is less likely to harbor unrealistic expectations about a relationship. Without this pressure, the relationship may flourish, and both partners may be more accepting of the other's shortcomings.


Older women make good friends. She may appreciate her partner for who he is rather than what he can offer her. Her experience, combined with her wisdom, can make for long, interesting conversations. She can tolerate her partner's annoying quirks and not put him under pressure to mend his ways. She may be more relaxed and won't feel the need to engage in continuous activities. A mature woman may appreciate the simpler things in life, like going for a walk along the beach, won't worry if the rain wreaks havoc on her hair, and be content to stay home to enjoy a delicious dinner and a glass of wine.


Older women may have an increased libido and be more sexually adventurous, according to research by psychologists at the University of Texas, Austin. The researchers attributed this to the ticking biological clock of 30 and 40-something women. This makes them " more willing to engage in a variety of sexual activities to capitalize on their remaining childbearing years," the researchers found. Older woman may also enjoy sexual activity because they are comfortable with themselves and accept that physical perfection is unattainable.

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About the Author

Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Elizabeth Burns began writing professionally in 1988. She has worked as a feature writer for various Irish newspapers, including the "Irish News," "Belfast News Letter" and "Sunday Life." Burns has a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from the University of Ulster as well as a Master of Research in arts.

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