What Are the Advantages of Older Men Dating Younger Women?

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For older men, dating younger women can have many perks and vice versa. While there is some taboo over older men dating younger, there are pluses that can make this an attractive pairing for both. Whether you are an older man considering dating a younger woman, or the other way around, learning some of the benefits of this kind of relationship can help you make the decision to date outside your age bracket.

Physical Benefits

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A woman who is younger than you is most likely also more active than you. For this reason, dating a younger woman can have numerous physical perks. You might find you lose weight with the increase in activity your younger lady provides, you tone up, and your heart and body will generally be healthier. Even your mind can benefit from physical activity, as it generates endorphins in your brain which are associated with good feelings.

Family Planning

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If you’re an older man who hasn’t settled down to have kids yet but still have hopes for a family, dating a younger woman can increase your chances. As women get older, their ability to conceive and carry a child goes down, especially when they’ve reached their mid-30’s. This isn’t to say middle-aged women can’t have children, but if having a family is a major priority then older women who have passed their reproductive years might not be for you.

Maturity Differences

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For both young women dating older men and older men dating younger women, the differences in maturity have benefits. From a young woman’s view, an older man is more mature than the men in her age group. Older men who have had more life experience might also be willing to settle down and commit faster than a younger man who still has a lot to try in the world. For an older man, the youthful maturity of a younger woman can be refreshing.

Perspective Differences

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Another perk of dating a younger woman or an older man is that you can get a different perspective on the world. For an older man who thinks he might have seen everything, dating a younger woman can give him a fresh outlook and might influence him to try things he hasn’t done. For a younger woman, an older man can be a person to look to for advice and wisdom, and he can give a bigger picture of how life is through his experiences.

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About the Author

Amy Davidson is a graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville, with a bachelor's degree in journalism. She also writes for local papers around Gainesville doing articles on local events and news.

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