Sherman agrees that a woman who's, say, divorced with older kids may have so many obligations to juggle that someone who's accrued less "baggage" is often appealing.
In terms of May-December romances, there's been a longtime double standard when it comes to which half of the couple is "December": Women who date younger men encounter fascinated curiosity, judgment, and even a loaded nickname that rose to prominence in the early 2000's, while men in relationships with younger women are simply known as..in relationships.
If you've ever felt a spark with a guy eight or more years your junior but hesitated to give things a try, you might have told yourself it'll never work.
"In relationships with younger men and older women, there may be significant issues regarding power, and perceptions of dependency, that may play into unfortunate cultural tropes regarding dependency." Translation: If you detect a "you're not my mom!
" undercurrent to a disagreement, that's definitely the red flag you think it is.
And for the rare young-yet-mature man who's got his life together "but is struggling to find a similarly-positioned woman his age, older women may seem like a very good option in terms of a romantic partner."A less confident man who's just beginning to forge his own path won't always be so enamored of your history.
This can cause bumps in the road when he's your date at professional engagements, or attends a blended family gathering that requires hanging with your ex-husband.
says that like any relationship, success depends on what the people involved are bringing to the table.
"You can have a 'young' 50 year old or a very mature 25 year old, depending upon their life experience.
No need to create a Tik Tok account and try getting current with the young folks, but as a dating apps expert, Carbino will say that men in their mid-thirties and younger "have a higher inclination to text versus call." She suggests that a woman establish expectations at the outset if she prefers a call (or actual face time, instead of i Phone Face Time).