Dating a man 14 years older than me

08 Jun

That is, unless you just assume she is his daughter.Let’s be clear here: when I say “dating older men,” I am not referring to Anna Nicole Smith and her “elderly oil tycoon” J. Nor am I talking about older men taking advantage of naïve 18-year old girls because they are easy to impress and fall prey to seduction tricks.As someone who’s been single for a REALLY long time (six years), I was at the place in my life where I accepted that “It” might never happen for me, “It” being falling in love again, partnership, or even the big “M” word (I won’t even touch on the topic of children because that’s a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down).Let’s just say I’ve always been one of those women who felt, “If it happens,­ great!These are actual quotes from people when I tell them my boyfriend is almost 14 years younger than I am.

“I have to tell you something,” he said, swallowing hard. Later that night, I called my mom, who told me that age was just a number.So, here we will look at age gap statistics, why women date older men, and whether age really matters.If you were to ask two people from, say, Belgium and Saudi Arabia, what they thought was an “acceptable” age difference when dating, then you’d obviously get very different answers based on cultural norms. We were strolling home from dinner in the West Village, full of burgers and rosy-cheeked from red wine, when he stopped short on the busy sidewalk. It was much older than I had guessed from his baby face, Converse sneakers and goofy demeanor. “I’m 41.” At the time, I was in my late twenties, and 41 seemed ancient.