Dating 4 years younger guy
But that’s not a power position, and it does you no favors. Beware of wielding stereotypes; they’re cheap shortcuts masquerading as wisdom, and if you use them, prepare to be judged by them. You would only applaud someone if she succeeded in doing something impossible or crazy, or if she got away with something she shouldn’t have. The cougar image is cartoonish at best, derived either from a culture fearful of a sexually empowered woman, or from the woman herself, who claims cougardom as a way to boost her self esteem via sex with a man many years her junior.
It seems like maybe we can share life more easily, rather than me feeling like I’m tagging along in someone else’s plans.
In my online dating profile preferences, I’d always make the age range between “my age 1” and 45, as if going out with someone my age or one year younger were some kind of abhorrent crime.
I thought they’d match my maturity level, would “have their shit together” and would, in general, be better partners for me, the self-professed “old soul”.
But there are moments when the age gap becomes obvious, and I can't help but wonder if the pros outweigh the cons.
These are some things I wish younger guys knew about dating older women to help make that age gap seem less like a burden and more like a benefit.