Though dating someone way younger than you makes you run the risk of being labeled a ‘cougar’ or a ‘sugar daddy’, many May-December couples prove that you don’t really have to mind the age gap if your hearts are in sync. The tags people attach to the older party may sound ugly but if it’s a good match, then why should you care?
There are actually many pluses that come with dating someone that’s less your age. Here are some worth noting.
1. His/her energy could rub off on you
When you’re over your prime and your partner is at the peak of his/hers, the transfer of energy is inevitable. Except if he or she has a slow-paced lifestyle, expect your partner to come up with youthful spur-of-the-moment activities and to still have the energy to snuggle and smooch you even after a long day’s work. Being with someone young can make you feel young as well!
2. You can easily learnabout what’s new and hip these days
If you’re a generation apart, your young partner could very well let you in on what’s in vogue and what the current generation is up to – from music, to fashion, food, technology, and all other fads around so you won’t feel trapped in the 80’s (or older) culture. Except of course if your partner is an old soul.
3. You can have a balanced relationship in terms of perspective and lifestyle
Your wisdom and experience in business can temper his reckless, high-risk ventures. Similarly, his young, wide-eyed spirit can add excitement and inspiration to your conventional, time-tested, predictable way of life. Your differences can help enrich each other’s lives if handled well. Ain’t that sweet!
4. Your younger partner adores you
Since you’re older, your partner tends to look up to you, respect your views, trust you, and treat you in a special way. Not like a mom or dad, but as someone who deserves nothing less than a sweet, loving devotion.
5. He/she has less baggage
And since your partner’s life experience is not as extensive as older ones, he/she has less baggage and is less jaded with life. He/she builds dreams, looks forward to exciting opportunities, and sees the world with a hopeful anticipation of the future.
A huge age gap can cause some to step back and consider someone else their age as a better choice. But how will you know if that younger guy/girl you’re attracted to could turn out to be the right partner for you unless you try?
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