When it comes to the typical age gap relationships, people usually think of older men dating younger women. However, that’s not always the case. In fact, relationships between younger men and older women are on the rise. Younger men can have different desires from women their age, so they are part of why older women attract younger men.
Many celebrities have broken the stereotypes and normalized relationships/marriages between younger men and older women, including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet, Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, Gabrielle Union, and Dwyane Wade, and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.
According to Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D., some men prefer dating older women because they feel equal. Relationships like these are more common than most people think, and they’re also more successful.
Here are a few reasons why you should date an older woman at least once.
Older Woman Tend to be More Independent
Older women are more independent, meaning you don’t always have to treat them like a princess and ask them to give you some personal space. Women above the age of 30 are more mature, financially independent, and can take care of themselves without always relying on their men for every small thing.
Older Women Have More Experience
Women with more life experience have knowledge that younger women do not have. This can help mature men in their relationships. People tend to gravitate toward someone who gives them a realistic outlook on life and helps them grow intellectually. An article on Today.com interviewed young men about how they feel about older women and found that most acknowledged that “older women have more life experience, emotional stability, grounding, and can offer honesty and different perspectives.”
You’ll Have Great Conversations
Mature women tend to have great, deep, and meaningful conversations with their partners, unlike younger women who don’t always comprehend things more sensibly. Older women are often less hyper, and they tend to listen to their partners with the intention to understand, not to respond without much thinking.
Women Who Know What They Want Attract Men
Older women have more life experience and know what they want out of life. Men like women who have meaningful and fulfilling goals, are sure of themselves, and know what they want. With a plan in life, a woman has more time to invest in a relationship, making women more attractive to men.
The older a person is, the less energy and time they have to create drama and play games. Mature women hate drama and don’t make issues or throw fits over petty matters. According to scientific evidence, the prefrontal cortex in women between the ages of 18 and 25 is not fully developed. This means they act more impulsively and have less control over their emotions than women above 30. An older woman keeps a check on her emotions and prefers to solve issues without big fights and long arguments.
Mutual Respect is Essential to Both Partners
Younger men want a relationship where they feel respected and respect their partners. Older women are respected because they have life experience, are mature, and know they can learn a lot in the relationship. As Gleb Tsipurky, Ph.D., says, allowing each other privacy and not pushing the other person to do things they’d instead not do can make a relationship happier since it builds trust. It’s easy for men to respect an older woman once they realize she’s trustworthy.