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Evolutionary psychologists say that relationships like this often occur because while fertility lasts only from puberty to menopause in women, it starts at puberty and can extend long into midlife for lots of men.
That means there’s a strategic advantage for women to snag an older gent—he’s had more time to accumulate resources and stability than his younger counterparts, which could make him a more viable partner and father.
I guess “ladies” aren’t supposed to talk about their age, but I’ll just admit it: I’m in my 20s and I don’t care if you know (seriously, who cares? Anyway, considering I’m in my 20s, I am experienced in the art form that is dating in your 20s.
Although I’ve been in a serious relationship for the last five years (this is where I date myself), I did go through close to four long, hard years of dating as a 20-something.
If you’re single for too long, you have to buy a cat. It’s also an exciting learning experience that will leave you with a lot of stories to tell in the future. The basic premise is that if a dude likes you, he will try for you. Is it possible for guys to regress in age as they get older? Many dudes in their 20s end up getting so freaked out by the pressure of commitment that they start to act immature and treat girls terribly. I know people who have stuck with it and ended up meeting awesome people they love now. But know that it will take you longer than a week to find your soulmate. Your friends will become boring once they’re in a serious relationship.
It can be tough when you and your older partner can’t share childhood commonalities (dude’s never read a book!?
), but the benefits can certainly outweigh those little things.
Occasionally, I think about starting a relationship with a significant other.
Someone who can be feeding me those particular emojis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, BBM and especially Whatsapp.
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.