Or, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who are 25 years apart in age?
In their defense, I hardly grew up dating or crushing on men close to my age group.
The much touted idea that women peak sexually in their 30s and men in their teens does not enter into it -- most of these couples are beyond both those age periods.
But what about the notion that men are "hard-wired" to seek a smooth-faced, curvy receptacle for reproduction and thus are drawn to younger women?
You missed our wild days and we're settled down now. We've learned a lot from our previous relationships.
It's not like a guy who's five years older than you is going to be taking you out for the Denny's early bird special ever day before promptly going to bed, but odds are those 5 a.m. We can still drink people under the table, we just don't want to do it at some crappy, crowded dive bar. We don't want to be shoving our way through a bunch of sweaty people to get them. You're going to hear stories about "the old days" and wonder why we aren't as fun anymore. All right, so no one knows what they want, but we've got a job, if not a career, and some money saved up, because we already did that thing where you spend all your money and then have no money.7.
May-September relationships (where the man is significantly older than the woman, usually by at least a generation) have their special challenges.I have nothing against guys my age; I have tried dating them, but I have constantly come across the following:– They're not ambitious enough, or they don’t have a go-getter attitude.– They're not financially stable.– They still want to date around.– They have had baby mama or ex-wife drama.– They don't have their sh*t together.I'm not saying every guy in my age group is like this, but overall, my personal experience hasn't been fulfilling for me. Do you need help setting up automatic bill pay or your 401(k)? Any decently nice guy accumulates ex-girlfriend friends. George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, are the talk of the town.But, it's not all good things, as there’s also talk about their “bizarre” age gap: him 53, her 36.Now, I’m not saying these are conscious reasons why dating a man quite a bit older—there have been several moments when I’ve thought that going out with someone closer to my age would be much simpler.I even tried it when my boyfriend and I took a short break, and I found it was painstakingly difficult and more complicated than my experience dating an older guy. The texting games (How long should I wait to text him back? It’s exhausting), the fear of commitment that plagues most twentysomethings, and the simple fact that most guys my age aren’t as emotionally mature as I am. You can't teach an old dog not to eat a bag of potato chips right before bed, as they say.12. This isn't our first time at the vagina rodeo, if you know what I mean. We've picked up a lot of habits (some bad and some good), but you're not about to change them.