This Study Proves Why More Women Should Consider Dating an Older Man

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Dating an Older ManA lot of peo­ple ques­tion why a younger woman would want to date an older man when she can be with any man her own age. Ask any woman who’s openly been in an age-gap rela­tion­ship with an older man and she’ll tell you about at least one sit­u­a­tion where some­one has tried to list off the many prob­lems with a big age dif­fer­ence in rela­tion­ships. Well, a recent study out of the U.K. offers one big rea­son why dat­ing an older man might actu­ally be better.

Accord­ing to the study, the one thing that puts the biggest strain on a couple’s rela­tion­ship is money. Almost two-thirds (62%) of the cou­ples sur­veyed said that finan­cial con­cerns posed the biggest threat to their rela­tion­ship, com­pared to only 36% who said the biggest cause of rela­tion­ship strain was an affair. In other words, a rela­tion­ship is more likely to be threat­ened by money than by cheat­ing. It makes sense—money can be a touchy sub­ject for cou­ples, espe­cially when you don’t have a lot of it. You both need to be care­ful about how much you’re spend­ing, which can often lead to dis­agree­ments and secrets.

So what does this have to do with age gap dat­ing and being in a rela­tion­ship with an older man? One of the perks of being in a rela­tion­ship with an older man is that he’s prob­a­bly going to be more finan­cially sta­ble than his younger coun­ter­parts. That’s not to say that he’s only as good as his deep pock­ets, but an older man has just had more time to work his way up and estab­lish him­self. And what woman doesn’t like get­ting pam­pered by her partner?

An older man has also had more time to fig­ure out how to bal­ance his work and per­sonal life. That’s impor­tant, because 40% of the cou­ples sur­veyed felt that long work hours and poor work/life bal­ance were the biggest threats to their relationship.

So the next time some­one ques­tions why you’re in a rela­tion­ship with an older man, throw some of these sta­tis­tics at them. Maybe you’ll inspire more peo­ple to give an age gap rela­tion­ship a shot.


Chor­ley, M., “Money wor­ries put a big­ger strain on rela­tion­ships than an AFFAIR, accord­ing to study into the nation’s hap­pi­ness,” Daily Mail web site, Feb­ru­ary 12, 2015;

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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.”