These days you don't have to be a rich or beautiful to attract a younger man. However, the perceived stigma about a younger man with an older woman hasn't completely disappeared. Unfortunately, we are still dealing with the antiquated double standard.
According to AARP, 34 percent of all women over 40 dating younger men are enjoying the experience. They find a younger man more appealing because he is less controlling, not so set in his ways, more fun loving and carrying around less baggage. Also, the chemistry is better and the balance of power is more equally distributed. A woman who has a career may find a younger man more supportive and understanding of her hectic schedule.
Here are a few tips for navigating the older woman-younger man relationship.
- Decide what kind of relationship you want – commitment, friendship or sexual
- Forget about the stigma, your peers and societal pressures
- Enjoy the moment – take it one step at a time and enjoy
- If you're getting serious – delve into how you both feel about marriage, the baby issue and also talk about everything financial