Older women know what they want so be prepared for her to tell you – relinquish control and go with it.An older woman dating will likely have a few relationships under her belt and so will have a good idea of what she does and doesn’t want from any new relationships – and won’t be afraid to say so.Try to establish what you’re both looking for from the relationship in the early days, so you can be sure you’re on the same page.

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Health and ageing won’t be a pressing concern for many younger men dating older women but, if you’re looking for a long-term relationship, they’re good to be aware of.

How will you feel if your partner retires while you still face years of working?

So, ladies, if that’s your thing, keep crushing on those hot older guys.

It’s perfectly natural, and not a reflection on you or your relationship with your dad (or lack thereof).

The study also found that guys regularly message women much younger than their “looking for” information suggests (see Dataclysm by Christian Rudder). This disparity is likely a mix of lack of opportunity to date younger women, and that a lot of older guys just can’t compete with younger guys in many areas of attractiveness.

So, despite occasional stories of elite older guys (like celebrities) dating much younger women, age-gap relationships are pretty rare. Despite media hype, one recent large, cross-cultural study showed that, outside of the Hollywood imagination, the concept of “cougars” is largely a myth, and that women still prefer dating older men, and men younger women.

You’ll always know where you stand and you can forget about game playing.

Having social references in common may sound like a small thing but it can be surprisingly important.

While fairly normal throughout most of history, relationship and attraction age gaps are a controversial topic these days (sometimes a victim of the mythical “Half Your Age Plus Seven Rule“).

Sometimes society is fairly accepting, like when hot older celebrities like Johnny Depp or Harrison Ford date women ten to twenty years younger (or even more).

She’s heard all the tired chat-up lines and stories, and can spot if you’re anything but genuine.