Dating a man 15 years older than me
And don’t call him an “old man,” even if you’re joking; it will only make matters worse!Personally and professionally, he has one up on you and may think only he has a right to call the shots in the relationship.I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:- They’re not ambitious enough, or they don't have a go-getter attitude.- They’re not financially stable.- They still want to date around.- They have had baby mama or ex-wife drama.- They don’t have their sh*t together.I’m not saying every guy in my age group is like this, but overall, my personal experience hasn’t been fulfilling for me.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 like that security, and the thought that with him, money isn’t an issue.” “My advice to everyone is date somebody who is older than you. I love dating older because then there is less drama and B. [crosspost] Lou Raguse, host of true crime podcast “88 Days: The Jayme Closs Story,” reporter who covered the ordeal from beginning to end, unveiling several twists, is doing an AMA in r/Unresolved Mysteries!
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 had a normal childhood, but I have been living in the “adult world” since I was a kid. I was around adults all my life -- events, parties, meetings -- so I really knew it no other way.The only thing probably missing in my life is a partner, a published book and an owned property… To elaborate even further, I’m an only child, and growing up, I never had many close friends. I was teased and picked on a lot from the kids at school. I guess that’s where I began the attraction for the older man type, and it used to freak my mother out.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.