Proof You Could Be Happier Dating an Older Man

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Dating an Older ManIf you’ve ever been in an age gap rela­tion­ship with a man who’s a lot older than you are, you’ve prob­a­bly been asked on more than one occa­sion about what you’re doing. Many peo­ple can’t quite seem to grasp why women like older men, and often assume that it’s just because of their deep pockets.

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in younger women dat­ing older men, but it isn’t just for the money. On top of being more finan­cially sta­ble, older men tend to be more emo­tion­ally sta­ble, more con­fi­dent, and more secure about who they are. And now there’s some proof to back that up.

One pop­u­lar dat­ing web site polled 2,000 adults and found that those over the age of 45 reported feel­ing hap­pier with life and more con­tent in their per­sonal rela­tion­ships than they were at a younger age. A sig­nif­i­cant major­ity (83%) of the older adults believed that they had a solid social net­work of fam­ily and friends, and 61% said they were con­tent with their life over­all, com­pared to only 56% of those under 45 who felt the same way.

What does this mean for age gap rela­tion­ships? Well, because older men are obvi­ously more emo­tion­ally secure and con­tent with their life, they’re more likely to set­tle down and com­mit in a rela­tion­ship, and will be less wor­ried about mak­ing money and show­ing it off.

Older men, par­tic­u­larly those over 45, aren’t will­ing to fade into the back­ground. They’re just mov­ing into a new stage of their life—they’ve made their money, they’ve raised their kids, and now they’re ready to make the most out of life, includ­ing their roman­tic life, too.

Many of these older men are just look­ing for some­one to spend this stage of life with. And while money cer­tainly isn’t every­thing for younger women dat­ing older men, finan­cial sta­bil­ity is def­i­nitely the icing on the cake in these types of age gap relationships.

What do you think: Do older men in age gap rela­tion­ships make bet­ter long-term partners?


Wool­la­cott, E., “Life begins at 45, sur­vey finds,” AOL web site, May 1, 2014;

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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.”