8 Things We Learned About Age Gap Dating in 2014

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Age Gap DatingAge Gap Dat­ing Les­son #1: What It Really Takes to Get His Attention

We know it’s been proven that men find a woman in red to be more attrac­tive, approach­able, and even more com­pe­tent, but there are three more things that will really make his head turn. For starters, ease up on the makeup if you want to get ahead in age gap dating—you’d be sur­prised to hear how many men in one sur­vey said they pre­fer a more nat­ural look. Sec­ondly, don’t waste your time flaunt­ing cleav­age, because a sci­en­tific study has shown that what men actu­ally pre­fer in a woman is the size of her waist in com­par­i­son to her hips—they’ve actu­ally uncov­ered what seems to be the “per­fect” body. And thirdly, don’t under­es­ti­mate the power of puppy love in age gap dat­ing, because more than half of the respon­dents in one sur­vey said that a more is more attrac­tive when they have a dog, and 85% believe it’s eas­ier to approach some­one if they have a dog.

Click here to read more about these 3 proven laws of attrac­tion in age gap dating.

Age Gap Dat­ing Les­son #2: What Your Body Is Really Saying

You could be send­ing a very clear mes­sage with­out ever say­ing a word. It’s all in your body lan­guage, like how your feet are posi­tioned or the way you’re sit­ting. Being aware of your body lan­guage and what it means will help you in age gap dat­ing, because in addi­tion to get­ting your mes­sage across, you’ll know what to look for in his non-verbal cues. There are plenty of ways that you can use body lan­guage to your advan­tage in age gap dat­ing, like using it to show that you’re engaged, approach­able, friendly, and available.

Click here to learn more about how you can use the power of body lan­guage to work for you.

Age Gap Dat­ing Les­son #3: 4 Super Sim­ple Dat­ing Tricks

Not only are these four age gap dat­ing tricks easy, but they’ve actu­ally been shown to work. The first is the power of touch—various stud­ies have shown that touch sends emo­tional sig­nals and mes­sages to your brain, which then reflect in how you feel and act. The sec­ond is sim­ply using his name in the con­ver­sa­tion to show con­fi­dence and to make the expe­ri­ence a bit more per­sonal. The third is to make eye contact—it’s the best way to estab­lish a con­nec­tion. And lastly, smile! It’s the one action that has a uni­ver­sal mean­ing and it’s proven to be contagious.

Click here to learn more about how to use these tricks in your own age gap dat­ing life.

Age Gap Dat­ing Les­son #4: Dat­ing Sites Really Do Work

Accord­ing to recent research by the Uni­ver­sity of Chicago, more than a third of cou­ples who mar­ried between the seven-year span of 2005 to 2012 met online. And it gets better—the mar­riages that started online were not only reported to be more sat­is­fy­ing, but these cou­ples were more likely to avoid sep­a­ra­tion or divorce when com­pared to the cou­ples who met offline. So if you’re con­sid­er­ing join­ing an age gap dat­ing web site, you’re on the right track.

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Age Gap Dat­ing Les­son #5: The Right Footwear

Believe it or not, the shoes you’re wear­ing can deter­mine how suc­cess­ful you are in age gap dat­ing. A recent study pub­lished in the Archives of Sex­ual Behav­ior found that you’re more likely to get noticed if you’re wear­ing high heels. In one part of a study, women wore vary­ing heel heights while ask­ing for strangers on the street to answer mock sur­vey ques­tions. The women wear­ing flat shoes got a 46.7% answer rate, but the ladies in the higher heel (3.5 inches) got an 83% answer rate. That’s not all wear­ing high heels will get you.

Click here to find out what other sit­u­a­tions the study tested.

Age Gap Dat­ing Les­son #6: Proof You’ll Be Hap­pier Dat­ing an Older Man

Mak­ing a May-December rela­tion­ship isn’t always easy, but there’s one big rea­son why women might be bet­ter off dat­ing an older man—on top of being more finan­cially secure, older men are also usu­ally more con­fi­dent and emo­tion­ally sta­ble. A study by a pop­u­lar dat­ing web site found that those over 45 years of age felt hap­pier with their life and were more con­tent in their per­sonal rela­tion­ships than when they were younger.

Click here to find out what these results mean for age gap dat­ing, and why older men make bet­ter partners.

Age Gap Dat­ing Les­son #7: The One Thing Every Healthy Rela­tion­ship Needs

In order to make a May-December rela­tion­ship work, you need to be there to sup­port each other in times of need. How­ever, it turns out that it’s just as impor­tant to be there when things are good, accord­ing to a study pub­lished in the Jour­nal of Per­son­al­ity and Social Psy­chol­ogy. Researchers ana­lyzed 79 cou­ples and found that cou­ples who share pos­i­tive events were more likely to be con­tent in their rela­tion­ships than the cou­ples who only focused on neg­a­tive events.

Click here to read more about the study and how it can play into your own May-December relationship.

Age Gap Dat­ing Les­son #8: Be Kind and Generous

While on the top of how to make a May-December rela­tion­ship last, there are two per­son­al­ity traits that one psy­chol­o­gist believes are the answer: kind­ness and gen­eros­ity. John Gottman has spent the last four decades study­ing human rela­tion­ships and accord­ing to his research, cou­ples who dis­play qual­i­ties of kind­ness, gen­eros­ity, and opti­mism were more likely to have suc­cess­ful rela­tion­ships com­pared to those who dis­play less of these traits. Gottman also believes to have uncov­ered the one trait that’s most likely to destroy your May-December relationship.

Click here to find out what it is.

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About Isabella

I was never patriotic, so when Independence Day came, the last thing on my mind was to go out and celebrate. I was bored and I was lonely, and though they weren’t my normal crowd, thesse girls were friends and family members who I grew up with. But Diana had her man, Marsha had hers, and my cousin Lisa had her own. I was the only one who was single and my taste was just too high; the kind of men they dated did not appeal to me. I wanted the executive, the entrepreneur. I was 22 and unhappy about my life. I yearned to be in a relationship; I felt I had so much to give a man, and yet I was single. My friends and I waited for cab and I was still second-guessing whether or not I really wanted to go out. While we were waiting, an older looking gentleman driving a blue pick-up truck drove up to us. As he slowed, he said, “Don’t move. I’m coming right back!” He drove off, leaving a trail of his cologne, as he sped away to drop off the construction workers sitting in the back of the truck. Literally moments later, he came back, stopped in front of us, asked us where we were going, and told us to get in. It turns out his name was Keith. After Keith dropped us off, I realized I didn’t want to stay and asked him to take me back to where he picked us up from. He turned, looked at me, and said, “You were the reason why I picked you all up. I wanted to get to know you. So, I’m happy you decided to leave with me.”