Prior to our meeting, I had mentioned that I had some news to share.
As the words tumbled from my mouth, all three gave me ‘the look’.
When you come across an older man and learn he’s single, have you ever found yourself saying to your friends, “There’s a reason he’s alone and still single”? This comment might make him and even you feel insecure.
There’s always a reason, but the best thing is not to push. The important thing is how you two feel about one another and the good times you share.
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.
I started my media career at age 9 at a community TV station and my ambition level went up from there.
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.I got this comment many times with my last relationship and felt even more confident hearing it.This is probably the most challenging thing to overcome when dating an older guy. Although you can’t change a man (or even a woman for that matter), the key is to bend for one another so both of your needs are fulfilled.I never babysat the kids in my neighborhood once; I couldn’t relate to kids at all. I would crush on older guys when I was 13, but I really didn’t start actually dating an older guy until I was 26; he was 40.That relationship was fun and short-lived, but what I've learned since then has taken me a long way when dating older men.