RELATED: How to Stop Dating the Wrong People One final caveat: If you always fall for much younger or older men and the relationships don't go well, take some time to think about whether there's something you're looking for from these partners—such as a yearning to be taken care of or a desire to escape from the reality of middle-age—that you can give yourself, without all the relationship drama.
Here are eight things you need to consider when dating an older man.
There are actually two things to consider here – his children, and your potential children. As a man gets older, it becomes increasingly likely that he will have fathered some children along the way.
There is a world of difference between their cognitive abilities,” he says.
“A 15-year-old girl can look 19, but she’s still 15 inside.
As a woman over 35, I’ve never felt more desired by men in their late 20s and early 30s than I do now—moreso even than when I was that age. Pay no attention to the ol’ elbow-jabbing, wink-wink idea that cougars* are “more likely to put out and pay for everything.” Meh, that may be a reason a naïve man attempts to score with an older lady, but it’s hardly the reason a smart man enters a relationship with one.