Dating someone 20 years old
With huge advances in technology creating all manner of age-defying treatments; better diets; dental care; and life expectancy, it’s entirely possible to stay looking, and feeling, young well into middle age.
So given all this, do traditional notions of appropriate age gaps in relationships still matter?
While you figure out the math, let me be clear that I’ve met several other women in their early- to mid-20s who also prefer to date from a much older pool for various reasons.
And while cliché dictates that, sure, men are into it, there’s been some recent research done about younger females often gravitate toward mature men.
Anyone who’s been in a serious long-term relationship knows the journey isn’t without certain challenges, and when you’re dating an older man—we’re talking a decade or more—things can get even trickier.
If you are young at heart include something about that in your profile.
When someone of 30 is dating someone who is 50 the age difference may not seem particularly significant.
It will, however, likely start to become more difficult when issues around retirement or health problems arise.
A 60 year old who is only just approaching retirement may be making plans for tackling all those ambitions that they haven’t had a chance to fulfil while working.
An 80 year old will be coping with very different life challenges and the differences could lead to a range of issues that weren’t apparent earlier on in the relationship.
But when the age difference is bigger, there are other things to consider.