Are you dating an older man, or wondering if you should? Are you questioning your decision to date a guy who is closer in age to your father? Well, there’s no reason to question it anymore. Here are 8 benefits of dating an older man.
Anyone who knows me is well aware that I prefer my men…younger. I’m talking ten to twelve years younger. Why, you ask? Because I have tons more tolerance for an immature man in his twenties than I do for an immature man in his thirties or forties.
However, I have been lucky enough to date the occasional older guy who was pretty amazing to me. I can tell you that there are also certain perks older men have that those younger guys can’t even begin to compare to. Before you tell your older admirer to hit the road, here are eight benefits of dating an older man.
#1 They Usually Have Money
For the most part, older men have money. While I’m not a money girl myself, it is a lot nicer to have someone else pick up the tab once in a while (younger guys are usually quite broke).
Older men are generally in a stable career and have money to blow, which means they’re more than thrilled to pick up the tab when you go out. In all honesty, ladies, I believe that a true gentleman should do this anyway, but older guys can afford more than a cup of coffee or a burger, which is nice.
#2 They’re Better in Bed
Okay, I’ll be honest here. Younger guys have more stamina in my opinion. They’re much more eager to have sex any time of the day or night, and for a woman like me who’s at the top half of thirty, that’s a definite bonus.
But sometimes, ladies, the quantity of sex is just no match for the quality of sex, which is why older men are a fantastic choice for any woman who wants to have multiple orgasms.
These guys have been having sex for half their lives and they are well aware of which buttons to push on a woman.
#3 They Are More Relaxed
Do you have any idea how much energy it takes to date a younger guy? Seriously, it’s like they just drink energy drinks all day and bounce around from party to party.
While it’s certainly entertaining, there’s nothing like dating an older man to let you really sit back and enjoy the quiet moments. Sure, he’ll still take you out and have fun, but he won’t have to be the life of the party.
#4 You Can Have a Conversation with Them
I’ve found that dating younger men means that they either have nothing going on in their gorgeous heads or they’re full of ideologies and ways to save the world.
Both are exhausting. Older men know how to keep a conversation going, and they usually know when to be quiet.
#5 They Know All the Best Restaurants
If food is your thing, then dating an older man will suit you. Seriously, older men know where all the best restaurants are, whether it’s New York style pizza or fancy French cuisine.
You won’t be stuck with Ramen noodles every night and you won’t have to cook for the two of you if you want to see a vegetable on your plate. No, these guys will feed you.
#6 They Have Life Experience
One of the best things about dating an older man is that he’s going to have life experience. It’s not always easy to date a guy who hasn’t been through what you have.
Younger guys don’t always understand what it’s been like to be a single mom for the past seventeen years, or what it’s like to worry about putting food on the table this month. They haven’t had the same kinds of experiences yet.
Older men, however, have been there. They have definitely had the same kinds of life experiences and they will gladly listen to you and empathize with you when you need them to be the strong one in the relationship.
#7 They Will Spoil You
I really don’t know any woman who doesn’t appreciate having a man spoil her once in a while. I know women who say they don’t want to be spoiled, but honestly, if a guy is going to want to spoil you and has the means to spoil you…would you really deny him that pleasure?
Younger guys are cute, they really are, but they have no idea how to spoil a woman, mainly because they’re so wrapped up in their own little worlds.
However, older guys know to bring you flowers before a date, they know to bring you back something adorable from their business trip, and they want to pamper you and treat you like gold because it gives them great pleasure to do that. It’s good for their ego, it’s good for your ego, and they are well aware of it.
#8 They’re in it for a Relationship
One of my favorite things about older guys is that usually (and I say that loosely) they’re in it for the long haul. That’s right, if you want to get past the “friends with benefits” stage and have someone who will love you and want to be with you forever, then usually it’s an older guy who will be the one to do that.
Now, I’m not saying this is always true, but for the most part, older men are much more ready to settle down and find someone to share their life with, after all, they’re too old to party every night anymore and cooking for one person is never any fun. If you are looking for a long-term commitment, then go ahead and date that older guy.
These are just some of the reasons why dating an older man can be a lot of fun… Still, a lot more depends on the type of person he is – regardless of his age. In the end, age isn’t everything if you enjoy being with someone. As Mark Twain once said “Age is a issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.”