Relationship advice for women dating older man
George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.But, it's not all good things, as there's also talk about their “bizarre” age gap: him 53, her 36.In fact, a Boston Globe report went a step further to chart Clooney's age difference history with previous girlfriends, the average being 9.73 years.What about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, who were 16 years apart when they were married?Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.
If you answer these questions honestly, you’ll have gobs of good information as you try to determine whether a long-term relationship with the older individual could work well.I always seem to date guys between 10 to 20 years older than me, and from my relationships comes some of the best memories and experiences.I still get the common response from my friends: “He's too old for you! ” I've also had a few people in my life suggest that I do it because I am a “gold digger.”So, the broad answer is this: To clarify, I'm not dating older men because I am a “gold digger.” It's more important for me to pull my own weight and be financially stable.Guys mature emotionally at a much slower rate than women and can easily get into their thirties with the emotional intelligence of a five-year-old. Show her that your maturity ensures that a relationship with you is a true emotional partnership, not a one-way street to toy town! You don’t get to your later years without learning a thing or two.This doesn’t mean that you have to talk at length about quantum physics or sub-Saharan politics.