He has more energy — and his influence might make you healthier and more productive. Maybe you want to sleep in until 2 p. He's less cynical.
Nine women dish on what they've learned from playing cougar. As the saying goes, "You're only as old as the man you're feeling. Or should we take a lesson from Demi and avoid robbing cradles?
But the heart wants what the heart wants, and at some point in your life, you might find yourself with a partner who is significantly older or younger than you. Nothing is guaranteed obviously, and a relationship is more about compatibility than a birthday. But as long as you can be open about your issues with the relationship, it should all end happily ever after maybe.
We talked to collegiettes across the nation and relationship experts to see how an age difference impacts different aspects of a relationship. You may be smitten with that younger guy for a number of reasons—his chiseled abs and the fact he makes you feel like Mrs. Robinson, just to name a few.
And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school. If you want to make things work, be sure you can handle the following. Fun fact: Men reach their sexual prime in their twenties due to a spike in testosterone, while women typically reach theirs in their 30s and 40s.
I have always dated older men. I thought it was the only way to go. How very old fashioned of me.
I have secretly spending time with a man friend who is 48 and I'm I have only had bad relationships with men closer to my age. The whole thing between us just kind of happened.
When I met my boyfriend Jesse, I was 28 and he was 24 — not too much of a dating age difference in the grand scheme of things, but to hear some of my friends at the time tell it, you'd think we were Harold and Maude — or at the very least, Ashton and Demi. In the early days of our relationship, I got a lot of a lot of exasperated eyerolls, "you go, girl"s, and questions about whether I was technically old enough to be a cougar. I also had a lot of friends who couldn't believe how dumb I was — didn't I remember how difficult it was to get a guy to commit at age 24?
The first guy I properly dated was exactly a year younger than me we shared the same birthday, I thought it was meant to be and the last guy I dated was four years younger than me. I dabble in dating apps wassup, Bumble? Some of these older guys.